Thursday, May 31, 2007

Random rambles on............house work


Laundry! I hate it! Hate it. Hate it! It is not too bad now that I have a washer and dryer. With two kids and a husband I do a load every day or so! I hate folding clothes and putting them away, and since we all that I am a huge procrastinator sometimes they stay in the dryer or in the basket for few days, meaning that now I have to fold at least 3-4 loads and my laundry room gets all messy! I cannot wait until the kids are old enough, they will be doing their own laundry.

House cleaning: I am not too fond of that either! Bas ya3ni I do not hate it as much as I hate laundry. With two very active and messy kids I have to tidy up at least three times a day. Every few months their toys get to be too much. There are too many little teeny toys that I have to keep on picking up few times a day. The kids are awful when it comes to cleaning up. It takes Ziad forever to pickup few toys and put them in the toy box, because he is whining and feeling sorry for himself. It is not fair he says! So all those toys go into a garbage bag and given to the diabetes association which sells them to second hand stores.
I have my own system in tidying up and cleaning. If I do not have enough to time to follow through that I just leave it until later, except now I do not have the luxury! So I have to tidy up before I go to bed every night. :o(
I start from my bathroom, my bedroom, the main bathroom, the kids’ rooms, the laundry room if it needs cleaning, then downstairs to the living room, the dinning room, the powder room, the family room, and finally the kitchen and then the floor, vacuum the carpet and mob the kitchen and foyer. If I cannot do it in that order I get so anxious and annoyed! And would rather just not do anything. I know I am weird. And I hate it when people make the outside tidy but then you look in the closet and everything is just shoved in there! That drives me crazy! The closets have to be as neat as possible as well.

Cooking! I am not a good cook because I just do not enjoy it! I would rather have someone cook for me and I do not mind eating out. When hubby is nice like he has been lately I do not mind cooking. When he is a meano then I do not cook anything good and worth mentioning. My kids are not into tabeekh. They love manakeesh, hummus, and white rice with yogurt, pasta with meatballs, pizza and salad. You know what that means!! When in Amman I will not be cooking at all!! Yippy! Ok maybe I will every now and then so I will not forget how to cook, but I am leaving my cookbook at home.
Ok among those three I am not fond of ironing, dusting, vacuuming or doing the dishes! When I was working hubby and I shared all those chores. Of course most of the time his work was not up to my standards and I had to fix them. Now that I am not working out of home hubby has taken the back seat. Every now and then he may vacuum or load the dishwasher then 7amel me meet jmeeli. I so need a shagalleh! But then again maybe not, although I hate doing all those tasks at the end I am glad to see things done and it is good for our health to stay active. There are a lot of calories burned doing all those chores! If you iron for one hour you burn 90 calories! Not too shabby, it alot more than we burn blogging and browing the net, eh??

9 comments:

Fantasia1982 said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!!!! You spoke my mind out... THANKS!!!

kinzi said...

7aki, honey, SO with you!!! until the closets...blogging has taken over closet cleaning time, ashamedly I admit it.

BUT, I am a lucky lady, my hubby hangs out laundry!!

Qwaider قويدر said...

I personally would like to take the kitchen! I don't mind doing the laundry either but I hate it!

I learned long ago that laundry doesn't work that great for everything. So my dress shirts and slacks go stright to the dry-cleaner

House cleaning breaks my back at times! That's why I have Lupita! She takes care of all that stuff for me ... while I worry about everything else! For me that's a huge plus!

Maioush said...

Oh god, don’t remind me of the times that my mom wasn’t here, taking care of the house all by myself with 3 guys around is impossible, but you know what.. I’m a cleaning freak, when ever I have free time or I’m nervous or mad, that the only thing I do, I would move everything and clean it like crazy, even when I’m 100% sure that it’s super clean, I still do it, it’s the only thing that comforts me.. weird eh! :D
If you want I can come over to help you ;) but one more thing, I throw stuff a lot, any thing that you don’t’ use, or don’t need, make sure I won’t keep it for a second… I just threw half of my closet last Monday :D … so if you are one of those people who keeps stuff, because you might need it one day.. you don’t want me around :D
Man.. that was a long comment.. sorry :)

Maioush said...

Oh god, don’t remind me of the times that my mom wasn’t here, taking care of the house all by myself with 3 guys around is impossible, but you know what.. I’m a cleaning freak, when ever I have free time or I’m nervous or mad, that the only thing I do, I would move everything and clean it like crazy, even when I’m 100% sure that it’s super clean, I still do it, it’s the only thing that comforts me.. weird eh! :D
If you want I can come over to help you ;) but one more thing, I throw stuff a lot, any thing that you don’t’ use, or don’t need, make sure I won’t keep it for a second… I just threw half of my closet last Monday :D … so if you are one of those people who keeps stuff, because you might need it one day.. you don’t want me around :D
Man.. that was a long comment.. sorry :)

Sam said...

fantasia thanks for stopping by..i guess we all feel the same..no sit beet bull for us eh?:)

Kinzi im sam not 7aki.:p so cute..
i wish i can leave my closets alone..they keep on calling me im messy, im messy...bas im working on that..blogging is more fun:)

Qwaider i so need a lupita..when i lived at my house i had someone come ones or twice a months..bas now if i say i need help hubby will roll his eyes..the apartment is so small..bas i hate doing those little things like cleaning windows and cupboards..

maioush im a huge purger, every few months i go through our closets and throw everything that we have not worn away..the only thing i keep are maternity clothes but the go straight to the basment the minute normal clothes start fitting:)

kinzi said...

Sam, sam7iini...posting too late to remember who I am reading! while the closets remain unorganized!

Mrs. Al Ramahi said...

well in general i wont mind doing the house hold.. BUT i have a major problem in washing the dishes.. i HATE this..bas Allh yustur, ive never touched a thing at home.. but eventually i surely will.. mom always says: huna btetdalla3y, bas b betek 7atshufy kef 7atseery..heheh..

Sanjay said...

I would move everything and clean it like crazy.