Friday, October 24, 2008

Lazy Housewife

My co-blogger, Amy, got a wonderful gift for her wedding anniversary. Filbert got her a maid for a day! What an awesome gift. (Can you see my face turning a dark shade of jealous?)

I rarely pull out the vacuum or dust my house. Sometimes, when I don't fall asleep right away, I vow to myself "tomorrow will be the day!" But I rarely pull through and make good on my vow. Ask my husband, Mr. Bean. He'll tell you that most days when he's at work, I don't do much more than empty the dishwasher. Other days, he comes home and I have boxes for him to throw in storage, clean countertops, dusted furniture, paid bills, clean cars, filed paperwork, and a myriad of other household chores completed. I tend to do all my work in one day instead of spreading it out over a week or month.

I really should be more vigilant in keeping house. I am sure it would make my husband happier. I just get caught up in playing with String Bean or seeing what the ladies on the View are arguing about today. Before I know it, its 4:30 and I expect Mr. Bean home within the hour.

Maybe tomorrow I'll come up with a plan for tackling the duties of the stay-at-home-mom. (The keyword is "mom" not "housekeeper." *wink*)


gary said...

There are days after working 8 hours and driving home from work ... you just want to relax .. by not doing any housework, cook ... just watch tv, or take a long bubble bath, etc......

The Matthews said...

I tend to do the samething...altough for some reason this pregnancy is still making me sleepy so I opt to sleep when Avery is down for a nap. When I do get a burst of energy I get all my cleaning done in one day. I'm teaching myself to spread it out durning the week. Easier said than done.

Emily said...

I try to spread it out during the week, but the weekend is always here before I know it. I tend to do most stuff on Saturday or Sunday afternoon. (Yes, I do work on the Lord's Day!) One thing I've found to always help motivate me to keep the house clean is to have company. Frequently. It works every time! ;)

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I can totally relate to this. Ladybug and I get so busy with all the typical toddler stuff and the house doesn't clean itself.

They grow up too fast. Worry about the dust bunnies later!

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