Monday, January 12, 2009

Housecleaning 101

We cleaned house this weekend. I've talked before about how much I dread housecleaning and the effect that has had on my offspring over the decades. It's not been pretty.

This weekend, while struggling to find a way to motivate Young Son without nagging*, I uncovered the naked truth; the deepest, unvarnished expression of my feelings about housecleaning.
Mom's Axiom #43: Housecleaning is like throwing up. It sucks, but sometimes you have to do it anyway. The longer you put it off the worse it gets. But when you finally do it, you feel so much better.
Doesn't that just about sum it up? Housecleaning is almost exactly like puking. Except for the smell, if you're lucky.

No, it didn't propel Young Son into a cleaning frenzy. But it did seem to cut the whining by about 43%. I'd call that a success.

* Yeah. Good luck with that.

1 comment:

  1. I hate cleaning too. On the other hand, I love having a clean house. It's just so frustrating because it never STAYS clean for more than about 20 minutes!


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