Thursday, June 23, 2011
How Clean is Your House?
At lunch today, a friend asked what she deemed a personal question: How do you deal with house cleaning? My family lives in what appears to be a clean house, but upon closer inspection, one would notice accumulated dust (my least-favorite chore), a few cobwebs by the fireplace bricks, and some fuzz in the corners of the library. Another friend mentioned Lucy Cousins's book Maisy Cleans Up in which Maisy's friend Charley helps with her house cleaning. His original intention, of course, was not to clean. He smelled something wonderful coming from her kitchen, but because her floor was not yet dry, he had to wait to enjoy the treat. In the meantime, he helps wash windows and pick up toys. What a wonderful idea...to invite friends over to clean and enjoy treats! Some of mine just might agree to that arrangement!