This was me during the last big snowstorm we had in Ottawa.
Speaking of shoveling, many parents of young kids like to quote this famous Phyllis Diller line:
“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.”
I beg to differ, however. If you shovel while it's still snowing, you've still made headway. You still have less to do later. In fact, we often do shovel mid-storm for that reason.
I tend to see cleaning with a toddler in the house as shoveling before the snowplow comes by and pushes all the #@&$ snow back in your driveway. In this case, your 35"-tall plow circles the block alllll day long.