Sunday, March 20, 2005

Under Pressure

After many months (years) of trying to be everything to everyone, I've decided to have a maid service come clean my house every other week. I can only imagine my mother-in-law's reaction when my son let it slip that a cleaning service was coming tomorrow morning. The woman is obsessed with cleaning. We have literally awoken to the sound of a vacuum cleaner at five f-ing o'clock in the morning when we've stayed with her. Her carpets look as if they've been raked so the pyle is uniform in the same direction. My son used to love cleaning and vacuuming when he was 2 years old (an obsession he quickly outgrew). I told my husband it was as if his mother and my father's prayers to the Gods of Tidiness were answered. (Footnote: My son has recently developed a random fear of vacuums. Perhaps it would help if I pulled it out more than once a month..)


Blogger Anurag says...

Funny post. :) Yes, acclimatizing your son to the sound and sights of a cleaning machine may help him get over his fears. You don't actually need to clean anything, just bring out the vacuum, vroom it a bit, put it back and hope he starts using it to clean the place. :)

Mon Mar 21, 12:19:00 AM CST  
Blogger Lady in R3d says...

Hi-I'm a brand new blogger. I was surfing and found you. Delightful blog! You write well and in a friendly, frank way.

Yay for you to have a cleanign service. Good idea and entertaining post. My daughter was afraid of loud noise, including vacuum cleaners for a while.

I relate to not being up that early in the bl**ping M**ning! I'm a certified nightowl.

I've only been blogging 3 days. I hope you stop by my site to at least say "hi." I haven't posted humor yet, but there are photos I took for a photography show. This is a new venture of mine.If you think they should be vacuumed up, though, go ahead and tell me! I welcome all types of honest (or humorous) feedback.
Lady in R3D ~~8^)

Wed Mar 23, 11:42:00 PM CST  

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