When I was looking for clip art of a woman cleaning a stove for my last blog, I discovered that, by and large, most of the photos which feature women cleaning show really happy smiling women doing a multitude of chores. Cleaning a toilet has never made me as happy as the woman on the left. In fact, I can’t think of a time when I beamed at the toilet brush.
My thought is that I’m not doing housekeeping correctly. I don’t smile while cleaning. I have always considered it a chore, one to be approached only when one cannot get through the hallway or the odor threatens to asfixiate all inhabitants. Although I don’t hate loading the dishwasher and hate washing clothes less than that, I cannot think of a single household chore I like–much less one that makes me smile or dance. In fact, about the only way I get through them is by having the television on so I don’t have to notice I’m cleaning
Which brings me to this question: what do you do to make housekeeping fun? I mean, while sober.