It’s The Least I Can Do

For anyone reading this, let me ask you a question: Do you enjoy cleaning your homes or not? It’s a simple,rather silly question I know, but the reason that I am asking is because I often take on those duties in our house. I won’t say that I enjoy it because I don’t but it is something most everyone does in or to their respective homes now and again.
I’m not bragging or anything like that, just simply stating that, because of Ann and Erics’ busy schedules, I do my best to keep our house looking halfway decent. And I usually succeed. In fact, I do it far more often then I ever thought that I would. Not because we’re slobs or anything but just because we all feel more comfy living in a neater, somewhat well-kept house.
With three cats and two dogs constantly running around, jumping and playing every day, I have actually gotten to a point where I regularly initiate cleanings on my own, usually doing different things on different days. For instance,today I’m washing Erics’ sheets, sweeping his floor, doing the dishes and, just maybe,washing my own clothes as well.I also vacuum, sweep or scrub the bathtub or toilet when necessary, though I won’t be doing any of those things today.

I’d never tell you that I devote an entire days’ work to the different tasks that I do,because I don’t, but I spend as much time as is needed to make sure things around the house look better than before I started doing whatever task(s) was necessary.
Plus, the more that I have to do each day, the faster that time goes. Now,some of you reading this might think that the real reason that I do housecleaning is as a way of saying sorry to Ann because I pissed her off, am I right? That couldn’t be farther from the truth. No, I’m around this house an awful lot so I might as well help out when its necessary.
Now,for me, staying busy is a huge factor in me being able to feel good about myself and the life that I’m living. When I am actively doing something, even the things that I wrote about above, I feel so much more like a husband, father and productive human-being.
I never imagined years ago that this would be one way that I would help out the family-being a part-time housekeeper-but that’s the way it is and, believe it or not, I don’t mind one bit.

2 thoughts on “It’s The Least I Can Do

  1. Hey Dan, when we were growing up, my chore was dusting … to this day, I can’t stand to dust. But-when I do, everything else looks so much better 🤓!
    Hats off to you for keeping up with the house cleaning, you’re right, it gives you a sense of accomplishment and pride❤️


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