Saturday, February 26, 2011
My Saturday List
The list included the usual cleaning chores: empty waste baskets, dust, clean the bathroom, etc. And we could always count on a Saturday morning visit from a couple of mom's girlfriends. This meant a certain percentage of chores needed to be done before they arrived for coffee.
The list was a good way to break up the boredom of cleaning. Sort of a lottery to see who would win the easier chores such as wiping down the face of the kitchen cupboards VS cleaning the toilet.
What ever the case, I am sorry now that I did not work harder at instilling these kinds of work ethics in my children's lives. By the time my daughter was a teen, her bedroom looked like a tornado had hit it and getting her to clean up her room was a near impossible task. (I think she has gotten past that phase in her life, thank goodness)
you know the old saying.... "a clean house is the sign of a broken computer."
I do a little bit every day to keep things from too much chaos and now my Saturday Lists look something like this...
1. sleep in
2. extra cream in my coffee and sit awhile longer and dream.
3. read a book
4. take a walk
5. when I get the urge to clean the house, I lay down until it passes...