Monday, June 28, 2010
There's a new book out called Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets. It claims to be "your ultimate guide to domestic liberation." Liberated from domestic chores, but liberated to what?
Here are some examples from my life about what would happen at my home if I liberated myself from all domestic chores:
Our bathrooms would smell like pee, permanately (I'm serious! I have boys, remember?!)
Our living room carpet would just really look disgusting due to dog hair, food crumbles, and millions of other random items
Feet would stick to the kitchen floor
Ants would find their own domestic liberation in my home
My kids' allergies would worsen due to excess dust
We would all look sloppy with consistently wrinkled clothes (assuming I actually washed them)
Our house would probably start to stink
"Our house would fall down" (a quote from my five-year old when I asked him what would happen if we stopped doing chores)
I think he nailed it on the head perfectly. We do the things we need to do so we can enjoy our house. Our work on our family's behalf, done with love, is a large part of what makes our house our home.
I haven't read the book yet; I have it on hold at the library. I will submit a report for you all when I'm done.:) Check back next Monday. In the meantime, I'll be folding fitted sheets (it's really not that hard) and performing other domestic chores. :)
(P.S. The way my mom taught me to fold fitted sheets is: bring the corners together and tuck one corner into the other, fold the sides down about a foot--or a little less--and then proceed to fold as with a flat sheet. How do you fold fitted sheets?) :)