Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Crazy me?

So the truth be told : I actually like to do house work.

When I had Caylee, hubby agreed that he would bring all his working shirts to the laundry to be ironed. It worked out quite well for the first few weeks after my confinement. I could restrain myself from ironing the huge pile of clothes accumulating on the iron board. Hubby usually waits about 2 weeks before he brought all his shirts out to be taken care of.

After 1 month, my desire to take care of the clothes overcame my need for rest. It's a relief to me that the ironing board in the storeroom is empty and what a satisfaction to see the many many clothes ironed and hanged.

Strange as it may be, I also enjoy the 'workout' that comes with mopping the floor and the satisfaction that the floor is now clean.

I love hanging the fresh clothings out to dry and enjoy taking it back when it is warm and crisp.

I also love cooking and baking. And don't really mind the 'minor' cleaning up after that!

But...
don't ask me to sweep!
and...
don't ask me to hand wash anything!
and...
don't ask me to deep fry!

Maybe I am not that crazy after all. How about you? I know many wives now don't do the ironing.

18 comments:

Ponytail said...

HaHa! I am as crazy as you, love the housework and exercise I could get doing it! A clean house and good workout really makes my day ;)

I don't like deep frying too but I think a good deep fryer can solve that prob....or just eat steam food, good for health! :p

and at the same time, I will complain too, especially when I am overworked and I see other ppl having nice life travelling and all...

mNhL said...

Oh no! Housework not for me but I love to deep fried food! Maybe I love to eat deep fried stuffs. haha

Errmm....i like to hang cloths and keep them in when they are dry too. Especially under the hot sun. Love the smells.

reanaclaire said...

Ann, give me a high5...clap*
I also dont mind ironing, hanging out clothings and taking them in..but dont like folding.. i get sleepy folding them..
i also dont like mopping, cleaning toilets and dusting the house..
to summarize, i practically DONT like housework! hahahaa...

reanaclaire said...

by the way Ann, do u have time to do a paid post? email me if u r interested.. reanact(at)gmail(dot)com..

Jaanvi said...

the best part here is that my hubby irons his own clothes ;-) so i just have to worry about mine and my son's... more than anything I like cooking, baking different cuisines... I am a foodie and loves to try different things on my two guinea pigs (of course I am talking about my son and my hubby.. :))

Mummy Gwen said...

You are not crazy...you are my inspiration coz I dislike doing house work. My hubby irons his own clothes so..hehe..I'm considered lucky.

I hate deep frying too. But after seeing the house clean it really gives me the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. :)

lyncpf513 said...

Ann, you are not the only crazy one. I love cleaning the house! Mopping, scrubbing toilet( gross isn't it) and clearing out clutter... Cooking??? oka lar.. simple one.. dun ask me clean kitchen! i hate oil and grease!

Jen Cheung said...

i dont think your crazy at all. at times i do enjoy doing house work too. although i'm not marry yet - but the fiance and I live together already... hehe. but sometimes im just so lazy to hang up the laundry after its washed. i leave it on the table for a couple of days!!! im so lazy eh. not good not good!!

have a lovely day

jen @ www.charmoflife.ca

LittleLamb said...

i m too pampered. i had a maid since 03.... if my maid is not around, i feel i m abnormal. cant think straight, cant focus.......*bad huh*

BoeyJoey said...

You love to do housework? wow...

I love the sense of accomplishment but not the work itself.. haha.

smallkucing said...

me same as you one the hand washing part and the frying part. I hate those. I hate ironing also kakaka

andrewjune said...

hahaha...sometimes i do skip gym and i do the scrubing, mopping, sweeping at home...i thought it was a good work out :)

i leave the ironing to the laundry ppl...only hubby's working shirts...

mommy to chumsy said...

Gimme 5 ;) I think it's therapeutic to do ironing and mopping :D i hate sweeping too :D

Baby Darren said...

hahaha....i prefer doing housework too if compared to taking care of kids. Though i've maid at home, at times I rather ask her to take care of my kids and I will do some cleaning work. Funny rite? A good way to be away from the kids..a good break for me...So u are not crazy..

But now...if got time, I prefer to rest, watch tv, surfing..some time for myself

Dora said...

We iron our own shirts respectively while we share the house chores I mean the heavier one sure go to hubby! hahaha :-)

coffeesncookies said...

ahh.. the sense of accomplishment right ? i know.. i even bought a shelf from Ikea to arrange my ironed clothes.
sweep floor drives you mad ? issit those hairs that appear n reappear even after you thought you thoroughly swept everything clean ? Use dry mop.

Mummy Moon said...

I like sweeping wor! Hehe!
I like the floor to be clean at all time, so I like to sweep and mop.
I don't like hand washing the clothes, dishes and ironing .

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Ironing...not my fav house chores.