Tuesday, April 8, 2008

No Housework Day!

On one of the cross stitch groups I am in we are having a "Topic of the week" which I think is pretty cool. Did anyone else know that today is a holiday?? It's No Housework Day and I love it!! Okay, I would if I could actually get away with not doing any housework but in reality anyone with children has no breaks from housework. It's Spring Break here so all the kids are home with me so the housework is twice the normal for the week.

Topic of the week is: What is your least favorite household chore? Hmmm, let me think about this for a little while. I hate most housework so that makes it a little harder to answer but not impossible. I think I'd have to say that I hate cleaning toilets and bathrooms in general. I have a box of hospital type rubber gloves that I use when I do the cleaning in the bathrooms. Even with the gloves, I wash my hands at least five times after I do the toilets and tubs/showers. I still feel like I've touched something and got germs on me. EEWWW!

Coming in a close second would have to be mopping the floors. We use the swifter wetjet and I've heard/read somewhere that the cleaner used is very bad for dogs and cats. (Which kind of tells me people too, don't ya' think?!) I still use the cleaner but then I go one step further. After the floor is dried I take my trusty older mop and a bucket of hot water and wash the floor all over again. I kill the germs first then I kill the germ killer. Some people may think it's a little overkill but I have small children who drop food on the floor and they firmly believe in the 24 hour rule (kind of like the 10 second rule for adults but more in tune with the kids attitudes) I sweep and vacuum twice a day in the areas where the kids are but let's be real, I can't get it all up so here's where the 24 hour rule comes into play!

Are we having fun yet??? I wonder if I will get a chance to sit down and actually get some cross stitching done today. Perhaps tonight when the ball game is on and the kids are somewhat settled for the night. I can only hope!


Cheryl said...

Im part of the stitching bloggers group too! Enjoyed your post! Your 2 worst chores are also mine - bathroom especially ERGH!!
Glad to have found your blog :)

Sharon said...

Hi Terry! I am with you on those bathrooms-definitely my least favorite!

Barbara said...

We tend to wait for the elves to come and do the toilets, but then at the 11th hour it falls on Mama's shoulders (aka me). LOL.

I'll have to post my least favorite household chore later this week, as I've already posted today... ;)

maureen said...

Oh I am so with you on the bathrooms - I just keep putting it off and off... kids and housework just go together don't they!

Lelia said...

Hello, I honestly don't think there is such a thing as "no housework day" here!!

As for chores, I'm not fond of any of them; however, they just have to get done.

Enjoy the 'no house work' day. Hope you can have success at no chores - and loads of stitching : )

Anonymous said...

I'm part of the stitching bloggers too! It seems cleaning the bathroom is right on the top of the most hated chores!!