A) I could only get things done when they weren't around
B) The only time they weren't around was when they were asleep
C) When they were asleep, I couldn't make noise or they would wake
D) which leads back to A....
See? A complete circular equation, showing it was impossible to do housework with kids living in the house.
Lucky punks, I figured out that as able-bodied children, they were MORE than qualified to help out!
Here's what I've come up with, but believe me: I'm always looking for more items for these lists.