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Hey, do you all know Musing from Blogtations? Musing collects and showcases hundreds of mostly humorous quotations from bloggers everywhere! It’s an awesome and addictive site. But today she’s HERE at I Do Things writing a guest post because, thanks to foot surgery—TODAY!—I have been really busy. Please enjoy!
I Avoid Housework so You Don’t Have To
I’ve never been a domestically inclined kind of mom. I’ve only baked a few dozen cookies in the last two decades. My kids have to tell me to clean my room. And the iron has no idea who I am.
On the other hand, I have read hundreds of books to my children. I support my kids. No matter what. And I listen to them. Really listen. Well, except when I’m on the Internet. Then they have to physically take my face, turn it toward them and say, “MOM, I am TALKING to you.”
I also do all I can to support my kids’ interests. For instance, a few years ago when my teenage daughter and I became obsessed with Japanese rock, I’d pull in the driveway after work and see her grinning at the back door. Once inside, I’d kick off my shoes, throw my purse on the table, sit down with her at the computer, and we’d spend hours watching the music videos she’d uncovered.
In other words, my kids are good at feeding themselves.
Fast-forward to the other night. Wait. First some background. My 18-yr-old son recently discovered the awesome anime* for big people, Black Lagoon. He got me into it, we watched the first season together and then decided that, before going any further in the series, above-mentioned daughter had to see it, too. So, we’ve been getting her up to speed.
Back to the other night. I rushed home from work, we fired up the DVD player and watched seven episodes. In a row.
To show you, though, that I’m not completely anti-all things domestic, it actually went like this: watch an episode, during the credits unload the dishwasher, watch an episode, during the credits load the dishwasher, watch an episode, during the credits sort the laundry, watch an episode . . .
Although, we also ate Crunchy Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos and white chocolate Lindor truffles for dinner, so I’m thinking that may have negated any progress made.
Neglecting Domestic Duties Resources
- Banquet Crock-Pot Classics—no apron required
- Make Your House Do the Housework—the Bible for cleanaphobes
- Gaelyne’s Housework Avoidance Hints—a kindred spirit who’s happy to report that no cleaning products were used in the construction of her web page
- Three inspirational magnets—every hasn’t-been-scrubbed-in-ages refrigerator needs these
*Anime: Japanese animation, some favorite series being Death Note (epic mindf*ck), Gundam Seed (drama/action/mecha series—I’m an Athrun ho, btw), and now Black Lagoon (foul-mouthed modern-day pirate story).