Friday, September 14, 2007

Homemaking: A Letter to My House

Dear House,

I am sorry. You deserve better than this. Couch, I will get that laundry off of you today. Hey, at least it was clean laundry, right? Fireplace, where are you? I will find you today under all the library books, shoes, and mail. I don't know why they are there either. Kitchen table--did you enjoy the apple experiment today? How about the clay pots we made earlier in the week? If you hadn't noticed, you aren't just for eating anymore. We've seen a whole lot of you lately. I hope you are enjoying the company. You are just the best place to spread out with art or other projects. Bathroom floors, I don't know what to say. I am sorry.

And classroom? Please forgive me. I really thought we would use you more. You do look so nice! I hope you don't mind that we only run in and out a few times a day to grab things or drop off supplies when we are through with them. You are a very useful room, even if we don't give you the company I promised you at the beginning of the year.

And T.V.? I know you aren't used to being turned off this much. Get used to it.


A homemaker who seriously needs to get busy


  1. Wow!! what a great post! I posted something along these same lines on Monday, but not nearly as poignantly as you did. I take it the homeschooling is coming together. Sounds like you guys are having a wonderful experience.

  2. Glad I got a chance to catch up on your blog Brenda. This post made me smile this Monday morning.

  3. We do all our stuff (well, most of it) around the kitchen table. Getting into the rhythm of having everything at hand is an innovative process...about monthly, it seems!


  4. Hahahahaha!!! :) This is just what I needed to hear today... I can continue... "Washing machine, I know you miss working; refrigerator, I know you're feeling sick of those stinky leftovers" :P

    OK, having said that, now let's get to work!!


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)