Yesterday I was going through some mail that accumulated while I was away. I came across a flyer for a cleaning service that said:
Life's Too Short To Clean Your Own House
Seriously? I mean how snobby does that sound? Don't get me wrong, I daydream constantly about a cleaning lady sweeping down from the clouds and tidying up the place Mary Poppins Style. But "life's too short to clean your own house"? That's a little much. It made me embarassed to live in the suburbs where we would get a piece of mail like that.
Not to get on a soap box (pun totally intended), but that brochure doesn't make me feel like I should get someone to come and clean...it makes me feel like I shouldn't be so busy that I can't clean up the place we've been blessed with. If cleaning is an obsession of yours, which it is NOT mine, then yes, life is too short to clean all the time to the detriment of your health or your family fun. My problem, on the other hand, is stopping family fun or playing with the kids or going somewhere else so that I don't HAVE to clean.
Therefore I am totally justified in wanting Ms. Poppins...right?
I'm not sure. For now I will just simply drag that company who sent the flyer and secretly wish I had one of those nice ladies coming by to scrub the potties.