Your housekeeping fantasies
Ok, I'll admit to using that phrase partly as an attention getter LOL, to generate more posts, because I love reading what everyone writes, and I've read all the old posts now and run out.
But I *do* have a genuine house oriented motive as well.
Last week I watched "The Neverending Story" with my DGD, and next day, while looking through the house for more lurking clutter, I was thinking of "The Nothing" in the movie-- the force that started taking over Fantasia, and leaving "nothing" in it's place. I decided I was like "The Nothing", moving through my home, and leaving "nothing" in my wake. Crazy as it seems, it helped me to make decisions about what I could get rid of. Would I be glad or sad if The Nothing "got" that old dish; would I try to protect that half finished embroidered doiley that I've been guilty about for 5 years, would I say to The Nothing, here take this, but pleeeasse leave my ---.
I look around the house and in my cupboards, and I can see where The Nothing has been, but I also see where I should let him back in too, what I'd like to be gone, disappeared, evaporated, nothing-ed. I'm getting quite fond of "The Nothing", actually.
Ok, anyone else have fantasies like this. I don't mean the dreams where you imagine living with 3 maids, a perfect home, a DH who is an organizing guru.... but rather the fantasies that you can actively use as a tool, to get things done.
I remember how much fun I used to think it was to clean Mum's cupboards out when I was a kid.. She'd let me re-arrange and prettify things to my heart's content. It was like playing adult cubby houses to me. Somewhere along the way, with responsibility, it changed from playing house to drudgery. I'd love to bring back the sense of play and fun to housework.. Maybe now I'm in my middle age, I can play cubbies again??