It is no secret that I hate housework. Every once in awhile I buy into the "If you keep on top of it - make a schedule - do a little bit each day so it doesn't pile up" theory. And it WORKS! I get into to it - day 5 I am like YES - this AWESOME - my house looks NICE. The weekend hits - more awesome - my house stayed clean over a weekend!! Put some time into it each day. So simple yet soooo effective. Then around day 9 I am looking at the winter gear that has hit the floor by the door - couple baskets of clean laundry that need to be put away - dishwasher needs emptying ... AGAIN ..... and my reaction becomes .... FRICKETTY FRACK ..... seriously .... EVERY DAY?!? Who can do this EVERY DAY?!? Draven gets to play a video game and Safari gets to do a craft and I have to put clothes on hanger. What a rip off!
The vacuum cleaner hates me.
For me the criteria of successful vacuuming session is as follows:
- Nothing is destroyed with the vacuum cleaner.
- Nothing of value is sucked into the vacuum cleaner - this includes pets.
- Nothing vacuumed up causes the vacuum cleaner to start making a weird noise.
Am I the only one that needs to call their husband EVERY time the vacuum cleaner bag needs changing. "You remembered to take the hose off first right?" ..... "pffft ... yeah ..... you've told me that 50 times .... OK I gotta go take the hose off".
It is pretty cool how fast the toilet paper unrolls when you catch the end of it in the end of the vacuum cleaner. It goes FAST. If you can catch a decent sized loose yarn - a rug can unravel pretty darn fast as well.
As an aside - I heard that a budgie bird can survive the trip to the vacuum bag - if you rip open the bag quickly and get him out. This is just what I have heard. Please don't call Peta.I am great at dusting. So I am not hopeless. It may help that when shopping for new decorative items and pieces of furniture for our home - my husband has trained me to choose things that "Don't look too hard to dust."
My husband is at ease with my domestic failures - it is true! Go ahead and ask him - some of my friends have already asked how he feels about my superior housekeeping skills - and his reply is always the same:
"She is an awesome Mom."What a brilliant man.