Housework expands to fill the time available. Time not spent doing one task will be taken up by another – Washing used to be done on a single day of the week – Laundry is now done several times a day – Television commercials show beaming women snatching a single soiled garment from the back […]
Keeping house is as unpleasant and filthy as coal mining, and the pay’s a lot worse.
All washing washed, All ironing ironed, All dusting dusted, All cooking cooked, All pigs fed and ready to fly!
To my mind, the idea that doing dishes is unpleasant can occur to us only when we are not doing them. Once we are standing in front of the sink with our sleeves rolled up and our hands in warm water, it is really not bad at all. I enjoy taking my time with each […]
No laborer in the world is expected to work for room, board, and love – except the housewife.
A house becomes a home when you can write “I love you” on the furniture.”
The worst thing about work in the house or home is that whatever you do it is destroyed, laid waste or eaten within twenty-four hours.
There is, I suppose, no occupation in the world which has an influence on the efficiency and happiness of the members of nearly all other occupations so continuous and so permeating as that of the working housewife and mother.
I can’t tell you how many countless hours that I have spent Cleaning! I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect -“in case someone came over”. Then I realized one day that no one came over; they were all out living life and having fun! Now, when […]
A man’s home is his castle, and his wife is the janitor.