Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Confession

When our income tax refund comes in, I usually take a bit of it and buy something for the house. Curtains, a chair, cookware; there's always something that we could use that seems like a reasonable splurge.

This year, things have been so hectic and crazy that I decided rather than buying stuff to put in the house, I'd work in the opposite direction.

I paid someone to clean my house.

There, I confessed.  

She promised me that it would be an out-of-body experience.  It did feel - and smell - wonderful when I walked in the door.  My initial reaction was that it was worth every penny.  And it's certainly an incentive to keep things tidy - and to clean the rest of the house (I could only afford to have her clean the bottom floor).

My kids tell me that they've worked up an arrangment to trade some babysitting time for cleaning with a friend of the family.  I'm thinking that might be a good deal.

We'll need it asap.  David came home and promptly began to work on his grasslands ecosystem project, so there are giraffes, lions, pieces of felt and construction paper trimmings all over the dining room table....and the floor....

Life goes on...

6 comments:

Fred McKinnon said...

Beth, Good for you ... someone is "blessing" my wife with a "maid for a day" soon ... I just hope we (myself included, along w/ 4 kiddos) can keep it clean for a few hours afterwards.

dorothy (vicar of vibe) said...

That's on my dream list...
Seriously with a mechanic for husband and three dogs it get really baaaadddd.

Bill said...

Hey....I think I recognize the gal doing the cleaning.....she cleaned our house old here in Newark back in about 1954! Now that Pat is layed up with a bum knee....all this falls my lot! No maid for me....just.....well.....filth till she gets better!!!! : )

Kelley said...

WOW! That is awesome! GOOD FOR YOU!!!

Karen B. said...

Hey that's great Beth! I splurged on a maid service when Amie & Leslie were litle and it was awesome. I just have to ask, did you clean for the cleaning lady? I did and it always seemed silly but I did it anyway. The best part was that she changed the bed linens!

Patty P said...

Very creepy...