Thursday, September 18, 2008

Just Curious-One Chore

So many of the responses last week were SPOT ON about parenting. If you haven't read all of the comments I suggest that you do-great stuff there! As Kelly said, I believe that kids need a parent more than a friend-something I try to do. The best advice given to me, though, was that YOU know your kid best. Their cries, their joy, all of it goes into making the best decisions for them, for you, and your family. As an example, check out Marcy's post about knowing something was wrong with her son and fighting to do something about it. She knew, she fought, and she won in the end.

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As for our question this week: what is the one chore that you can pull yourself off of the couch for? You know, the one thing that will make you think that your day has not been lost to blogging, television, and the like? Or what do you do to make the other people in your house think that you got off of that couch? ;-) Tell all people!

Headless Mom

10 comments:

Steph T. said...

Dinner! If I can pull myself off of anything...for that one chore, then I know I have accomplished something other than Take Out.

I can't go to bed with a dirty kitchen. And if there is laundry, I must throw a load in, before climbing in bed.

Other than that...everything else can wait, until our non-existant maid shows up. I think she needs fired.

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

Dishes. If the kitchen is all sparkly, it makes the whole house look clean!

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Vacuuming! Nothing freshen's up a room like vacuuming. I vacuum once, sometimes twice a day!

Keetha said...

I HATE all chores. Don't pull myself off the couch for any of them - - - but blogging, THAT will pull me off the couch.

kia (good enough mama) said...

Dinner. Oh, and laundry. If the clothes under their noses are clean and fresh, they'll smell that and think that it's the house they're smelling.

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

Working in my office. For whatever reason I can let the house tumble down around me but if I get behind on my work it is depressing-altho now that I have a laptop I can work while still firmly planted to the couch...LOL

Keetha said...

Oh - - - I thought of another. My SCHOOL WORK - - - TEACHING - - - that pulls me out of BED between 4 and 4:30 every morning. The PUBLIC sees my classroom - - - I can't STAND for it to be messy, and I like to keep my desk cleared of work at all times. That means I need to arrive EARLY to work through the piles created the day before.

:-)

But my house - - - well, I don't LET THE PUBLIC in here very often.

It's all about HIDING things.

The Glamorous Life said...

First off thanks for the mention. Incredibly nice of you.

Okay- here is the truth. I make sure the kitchen is spotless. I make sure there is no dirty laundry on the floor by the laundry room (might be sitting Wet in the washer. but not on the floor!) and I sorta make myself presentable. I think I have my husband fooled. God I hope so!

Natalie said...

for me it depends. i can go days without doing chores and then they all pile up and i have a mini nervous breakdown. i line everyone up and assign jobs and the house is done in about an hour. i'm like a drill sergeant the whole time...yelling out what to do next. i find it to be quite the game, but the kids aren't nearly as amused by it as i am.

Frogs in my formula said...

Dishes. I sleep better when the counter's clean and the sink is empty.