No Housework Day
If there’s anything that everyone can relate to (and housespouses throughout history especially) it’s the painful drudgery of housework. Admittedly, we’ve come a long way from what we used to have to deal with. Think about it, the floors of homes in certain regions didn’t even have carpet, they just had dirt, so piles of rushes were thrown down to help mitigate the mess and dust of day to day life.
Even then, proper brooms didn’t really exist, so sweeping was a pain, brooms were originally made out of ash handles with birch twigs tied on one end with stripped willow bark. Sure it worked, but even making the broom was work!
How about when there weren’t vacuums, and you found yourself forced to literally take your rug out, hang it in the sun (when there WAS sun) and beat it with a stick to ‘clean’ it? Right! Physical labor! Sure we’ve got lots of neat appliances to help clean the house, and we don’t have to haul water in to do dishes anymore, but housework is easily still one of the most drugeriest drudgeries the world has to offer!
So you have to imagine that if we get sick of it today, people have been getting sick of it forever, No Housework Day was created to remind us that all of us deserve a chance to let it all go, and relax in our (probably comfortably) cluttered home.
Celebrate the day with a Post #NoHouseWorkDay and do whatever you want that DOESN’T involve housework. No washing dishes, no folding laundry, no even putting laundry away! Just let it all go and don’t get all curflustered. Instead, pour yourself a glass of wine (or just drink from the bottle if none are clean, NO HOUSEWORK) and give yourself a day of leisure.
***Me: This is one holiday that is celebrated in our home several times a year.
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Did You Know ~
"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?" Phyllis Diller