Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chit Chat: What's the point?

For the most part, I don't mind cleaning.

  • Bathroom...check. done.
  • Vacuum...check. done.
  • Dust...check. done.
  • Windows...check. done.
  • Mop...check. done.
But when it comes to dishes and laundry, I catch myself wondering "What is the point?"

I hate doing the dishes...they are never done. As soon as you unload the dishwasher, there are more dishes to put in because, let's face it, it isn't like we stop eating or drinking while the wash cycle runs. I would love to always eat off of paper plates and with plastic-ware...but it costs money (which, apparently, doesn't grow on trees) and it is bad for our environment. I guess doing dishes is one of those things that is unavoidable (kinda like taxes)....unless we start eating out for every meal. There's an idea....but I think I would get tired of McDonalds and Wendy's after a while. And if I didn't get tired of the food, I'd definitely get tired of the McHips and McButt that would come with it. So now I am back to unavoidable.

I also hate doing laundry. I think I hate doing laundry more than doing dishes because once again, it is never done...and the process takes forever (at least unloading the dishwasher takes 10 minutes)! But with laundry it's wash, dry, fold, put away. REPEAT. Even if I do get all my laundry done in a given weekend, as soon as it's bedtime, the day's clothes come off and there's more to do. Oh yea...and then you find that shirt that was in your gym bag and those socks that somehow ended up under some random piece of furniture. So, I could probably avoid doing laundry by joining a nudist colony (I could save money on buying clothes too!), but EEEEWWWWW! YUK! I don't even like for people to see me in a swimsuit...let alone naked. Oh and I blush seeing underwear commercials, so how would I handle seeing a bunch of naked people. That just isn't way! Not ever! Perhaps I could avoid laundry by just buying new clothes when I am out of clothes. Oh wait...I tried that in college. It doesn't work. Eventually you run out of money (because money doesn't grow on trees, remember?) So I guess laundry is unavoidable too.

So even though I may feel like doing dishes and laundry is pointless, I know it is unavoidable. So now it's time for me to quit procrastinating and to start folding that laundry from last night (and of course there are some dishes waiting to be put away too!)

What household chores do you hate doing and ask yourself, "What's the point?" Leave a comment and let me know!


  1. Ugh. We hate the same two chores. I am ALWAYS doing dishes. Always, always, always. I do them because I have a little OCD about how the dishwasher is loaded, and truth be told my husband kind of stinks at doing the dishes and they don't come out as clean, but I hate it. I am annoyed by it every time I have to do them!

    Laundry is the bane of my existence. I cannot stand folding at all, that is definitely the worst part!

  2. I'm odd because I actually don't mind doing dishes or the laundry, but it's just me and my husband, so it's not bad and maybe that's why.

    I actually hate sweeping and mopping floors and vacuuming the most. Oh, and cleaning the bathroom in general...all those nasty germs, gross.

  3. I love love love "little Women"! I saw that you had that as one of your favorites. You have good taste! :)

  4. I despise cleaning the bathroom. It has to be done and I'll always do it because GROSS if I didn't. But, my husband makes a mess on the counter, sink, and mirror every day and it makes me completely crazy!

  5. I hate laundry worse than dishes...

  6. Yup, both chores...not on my list of faves! I also hate cleaning toilets. I have to gag every is horrible!

    My oldest is almost to the point where I shoukd start expecting her to help with least folding! all my girls have to put away...I cringe at their idea of "put away" and once a month, I put my foot down and make them do it my way... *sigh*