I must have missed the genetic code to take joy in house cleaning;) The second girls wanted to play house and babies, I was GONE.....out to play adventures w/the boys. It was a blast! Why would I want to pretend cook and clean, and have babies?????
So now I'm a wife and mommy. And the facts are....it's my job to provide meals and clean up the house. But I think there's a BIG difference between that and being everyone's slave. So I hereby declare....
I WILL do my duties such as cook, clean the pots and pans, and mop the kitch floor. But....I will only wash dishes that are scraped and brought to the sink.
I WILL do laundry- that which makes it to the laundry room. I will not pick it up off your floors or randomly dropped through the house.
If you open a package, clip your nails, finish off a bag of chips.....I will NOT pick up your garbage. I will literally sweep around it.
To name a few examples
Answer by seturkey at 1:31 AM on Oct. 9, 2010
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:27 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
That's how I do things. I'm not my family's maid. The kids are responsible for cleaning up their own messes. I cook, usually clean up after dinner, load the dishwasher and do the laundry. Because it's just easier for me to do those things. I expect everyone else to keep their crap picked up and out of the main rooms, to make sure their dirty laundry is in the hamper (if it ain't I ain't washing it), put their dirty dishes in the sink, and help in any other way I need them to. Like today I'm sick so my almost 8yo volunteered to clean the kitchen...twice. I only asked her if she'd rather clean off the counters or sweep. I was going to do the one she didn't want, but she offered to do both, then came back after lunch and did it again. She is so helpful. Now if only she would put that much effort into cleaning her room.
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