Sunday, 10 January 2010
We all hate chores, but like all adults we cannot run away from them. We have to behave like dutiful adults but all this pretence definitely gets tiring after a while. I am dropping my guard and ranting about it with passion.
I am bad at doing some stuff around the house and I have to holler for hubs to rescue me from the mess I make. You can call me a nerd, opening a can of soup gives me heart palpitations. Same with pouring stuff like sugar in storage cans. Without fail, every time, I manage to drop half of it on the kitchen counter. Oops Clumsy me.
As a child, I always ran away from chores to be done around the kitchen. It still gives me the heebie jeebies when I have to chop onions. I hate it from the bottom of my heart. My entire day is ruined, the day I cannot rope in hubs to chop them. My eyes are blood shot and I look like someone with a massive hangover.
Give me cleaning the loo any day over ironing. Another dreaded housework. Who likes it anyway? Its pointless...a few minutes after you wear freshly ironed clothes, you ruin them. I can bet, 90% of you think its a waste of time but still keep doing it. I am so thankful for winters, now I can cover up a crushed/crumpled top with a nice jumper and still go to work with my head held high.
Cleaning the loo is like Zen for me. The scrubbing and the mopping really helps me lose any pent up frustration or anger. And the damn thing is done and over with for a week. Plus, the pleasure of using a clean loo is fantastic. I know most of you hate doing it but I say, its your poop and you gotta clean it.
Walking the dog in the Indian Monsoons at night is another yucky chore. I am an ardent dog lover, but believe me its not fun to be sloshing around and getting dragged by the pooch through squishy mud and praying to god that you don't step into any dog poop. Inevitably, my dog used to take his own sweet time to relieve himself and in the whole process I used to start looking like 'something the cat dragged in'.
I don't mind doing the dishes or folding clothes. They get over quickly and you get the satisfaction of finishing up a chore.
I know all of us hate chores and everybody says that as a grown up do your chores with a smile. I prefer to crib and still do them. Gives me a chance to throw out all the negative energy.
Do let me know, which chores you love to hate and which you don't mind doing.