Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saint Mumsy

Well, I'm not certain she's got to two miracles yet, but I'm still nominating her.

My Mum has offered me an hour or so a week on a Wednesday afternoon to help with housework...

For free...

This has a number of good outcomes.

1. I was "paying" myself to be my own cleaner for 2-3 hours on a Wednesday afternoon. It wasn't working because there is always something more urgent than housework. Now that Mum is coming, I am disciplined... or at least, I have been for the two weeks that she's been here!

2. There are the extra things I never get around to - like cleaning windows. I love being able to see through them, but I don't often have time. Today, while I wrestled with a really grungy shower, the windows at the front door and in my office magically became shiny!

3. She comes up with good ideas, then helps make them happen. We've had mice. They got into the linen cupboard. There was evidence... over sheets and blankets and I find the thought of pulling out "clean" sheets and hearing the ting of tiny pellets hitting the floor disgusting. So ALL the linen needed washing. Mum came up with the brilliant plan of dumping everything into the bathtub, cleaning all the shelves, then took one overloaded washing basket and two huge stripy bags home to wash for me. I've been working on the rest whenever I have a part of a morning at home.

The chance that I want to swap Mums with you?


Emily Sue said...

The chance that *I* want to swap mums with YOU????

Givinya De Elba said...

I can think of two miracles! Raising you and your brother! Pair of ratbags, both of you!!!

Kidding! (And the chance I'll get a cheeky counter-comment from your brother now?)

Hippomanic Jen said...

Probably not. He doesn't read my blog (or at least I don't know that he does). Maybe this will flush him out of the woodwork.

Swift Jan said...

Oh your mum sounds wonderful!!!