11 April 2008

Joke of the day

I was just recalling this standard for how often to vacuum/clean one's floors:

Start with a baseline of one weekly cleaning. Add a weekly cleaning for each additional household member, including pets.

[Cue laugh track]


Glenda said...

After I had #4 a Kirby rep came to our home to give a demonstration. She asked me how often I vacuumed. I had to laugh, "um maybe once a month?" She was shocked! "I vacuum every day, since I have a little one." Yeah well, so did I when there was only one, but now there is four I thought. But I said, "I figure I'm just building up their immune systems." She wasn't sure what to think of me.

Now the only good thing about all this offspring is that they do grow up and they can do the daily vacuuming and it will get done more than once/month.....maybe. ;-)

Rebekah said...

Vacuuming is the one household task I can stay on top of. The rest is utterly hopeless. I was just thinking about how jealous I am of your toilet cleaning arrangement; now that Boy gets the job done standing and unassisted, mine is more disgusting than ever. >:P

Reb. Mary said...

The immune system thing gets a lot of play around here too.

And yes, I think that every bride should take advantage of those newlywed weeks to make a deal about who cleans the toilet, and get it notarized. But I would add: they should be sure that there is a clause defining "clean" and "regularly." Otherwise, there is perhaps too much room for interpretation and possible tension. Which is in no way to suggest that I am complaining about our arrangement. I'm a happy wife :)

Gauntlets said...

Standing? Wow. Good work. We can't reach that high just yet.

I like vacuuming. It's nice and loud. I can see the babies' mouths moving but I can't hear what they're saying. They jump up and down. They scream. They beg. I point to the roaring machine, smile and shrug. You know. Mom's really, really busy right now.

Here's my Waterloo: LAUNDRY.

I'm still waiting for that help.

Rebekah said...

Gauntlets, you're great. This is part of the reason I CAN get the laundry done--it's in the basement where I can hardly hear the crashes and crying.