Wonder Woman and the Cleaner
Dear reader, I was greeted at work last Monday morning with a cupcake on my desk. This was from Petra, and no, it wasn't in the form of apple for the teacher.
Petra told me that she had gone to a first birthday of a baby of one of the school mums. This mother apparently gave a gift to each child that went to the party as a from the baby present. She did all the baking and with a baby! I commented that the wonder woman clearly had too much time on her hands. 'Well actually, ' Petra told me, 'this lady works as a fashion designer of children's clothes full time! She baked at 4 am for the party!'
She could have iced them! At 6 am maybe.
I have warned Petra that this wonder woman has set the bar.
On the other end of the spectrum is me. I'm an 'enough to get by' person not a perfection person. I'd have bought cupcakes. In fact why have cup cakes at all!
This week I've gone a little further on the 'buy in' scene. I've bought in cleaning. Yes, finally I put it to the others in the household the idea of paying a fiver each and having a cleaner on a Saturday morning. As we all work all week we find weekends short and precious. None of us are of a mind to clean at 4 am. I did ask them. It was in fact my intro to the conversation.
Our cleaner started Saturday last. It enabled Miss 21 to sort out her car repairs, me to do ironing and blogging and some other cleaning, Mr Him cleaned the car. None of us could be lazy whilst the cleaner was there. Instead we cracked on with these other tasks earlier in the day then otherwise would have been the case. The whole weekend rolled back two hours. Relaxation started at 2 pm on Sunday instead of the normal 4pm.
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