Saturday, July 15, 2006

It's Over!!!!!!! Now what?

I am offically unemployed. Meaning I have no job now. I make no money and I never have to leave the house again if I don't want to. Thank goodness I want to. I don't do well with a lot of idle time. Thankfully I am weeks behind in household chores to finish before our little one comes home from Ethiopia. I have a confession....I hate cleaning. I am going to be a stay at home mom. Hubby will expect that I clean. I hate it. I hate doing laundry, I hate dusting, cleaning the bathroom, really I just hate it. Can your hubby fire you from a job it you aren't being paid for it? Just kidding. I can clean--even though I really am not very good at it. Um. I guess I will learn. Will I ever learn to like cleaning? I do like a clean house, I just wish there were magical house fairies that would clean it all for me. Or atleast if the dogs and the cats could figure out how to pick up their own shedding and if the cats could clean out thier own litterboxes. Any tips on that? Any one have cats and dogs that clean up after themselves? If you do you are my new "Martha."


sarah said...

Sorry, can't help with this one. I have the added problem of a husband who seems unable to clean up after himself. That one is my priority for now. After refusing to do any laundry left on the floor, hubby actually did his own laundry, even folding it and putting it away!
I, too, HATE cleaning. I am very skilled at procrastinating when it comes to my household duties and therefore end up VERY grumpy because the house is such a mess. If you find help, please send them my way.

Danielle said...

I hate cleaning too and my newest idea (aside from just hiring a damn housekeeper) is to have 2 things that need to be done each day. During Oprah's commercials. And Bryan is ALWAYS responsible for doing dishes and cleaning up the kitchen after dinner. For example, I "tidy" (pick up crap) every other day, and I do laundry every other day. Bathrooms on Mondays, Dusting on Tuesdays, Vacuuming on Wednesdays, Sweeping and Mopping on Thursdays...No more cleaning on the weekends. It works. If we're having people over or something we'll do a quick run through--sucking up dog hair, wiping down stuff that looks dusty, putting stuff away, etc. Seems to work.

My first job was as a motel chambermaid at age 12. It sucked. But I learned how to clean fast and move on!