I’ve seen a lot of stories about the CPS investigating someone, wherein it is mentioned that the person being investigated didn’t keep a clean house. This is points off, apparently.
I’m wondering how bad things have to be in order for the CPS to think there’s something wrong with your parenting.
For example, though most of my house is perfectly clean, I’ve pretty much stopped cleaning my kids’ room at all. Well, maybe once every couple of weeks or so. This is because they completely trash the room so immediately after I clean it I just don’t find it worth the effort. (I will find it worth the effort again someday, but now is not the time.) As a result, their floor is pretty much always almost literally covered with toys, sometimes an old sippy-cup I’ve missed, sometimes some laundry, occasionally some trash I’ve missed. (Never food, just dry trash like paper scraps.) The clothes-shelves are usually in a state of disarray because my daughter insists on pulling them all out on occasion.
Suppose the CPS came by for some reason and saw this room. Would they freak out?
Or rather, is the CPS only freaked out by truly unsanitary conditions–old food, pet feces and so on?
Are they looking for neatness, or cleanliness, is basically what I’m wondering.