Friday, October 22, 2010
Is A Clean House Overrated?
I really hate to clean. I can think of about a thousand other things I would like to do. Like pulling out my eyelashes one by one.
Ok, maybe cleaning isn’t that bad. Besides, my husband, Doug, is a clean freak. He tends to keep our house in order.
Last week, I was talking to my Artist Sister, and I could tell she was really stressed out. She has this showing coming up at the university where she works. She said to me, “I really need to get painting. I’m just not going to be able to clean the house this week!”
My response? “Don’t worry about cleaning the house. Have your husband do it.”
She started laughing over the phone.
Most guys don’t like to clean. But not Doug.
As I was talking to her on the phone, I started coughing from the fumes. Doug was cleaning the kitchen again. He is obsessed with this all-purpose kitchen cleaner, and I keep saying to him, “Your going to kill us with all these chemicals!” I even went out and bought the echo-friendly kitchen cleaner (the kind that's not supposed to kill you) but it still makes my nose burn.
I know. I know. I shouldn’t complain. I should be thankful that he has such high standards.
You’re never going to convince me that “cleanliness is next to godliness” but I’m the first to admit it’s pretty nice to live in a clean house.
What do you think, is a clean house overrated?
Maybe the key is to have someone else do the cleaning. Have a good weekend!