Now that I am a stay-at-home mama, I have lots to learn. I have to admit that growing up, I never learned how to cook or clean. I did have to make up my bed and keep my room clean, but we had a cleaning service for all of the "real" cleaning. We also had a lady that would come over and do the laundry and iron our clothes. My mom did do all of the cooking, but it was just the basic stuff, so I left the house knowing how to make tacos from a kit and Kraft mac and cheese. I am embarrassed writing all of this down (and when my Mama reads it she is probably not going to be too happy with me--I love you Mama!!)
Well, the man I married is an absolute clean freak. He likes for things to be spotless all of the time (even with an 8 1/2 month old son). We first lived in an apartment together in Dallas, TX right after we got married. It was easy to keep clean and I could vacuum and all that good stuff. When we moved to SC and bought our first home, we were both working, and I convinced him that we needed to allow a cleaning lady to come every once in awhile because we were both so busy. That happened occasionally, but normally my husband ended up cleaning whenever he thought the house needed it. (He honestly thinks it needs a deep clean when the house looks spotless to me!)
Well, this week is my first week as a housewife. So I have a lot to learn. We spent today (his day off) cleaning the house together. I dusted, vacuumed, mopped, and cleaned a bathroom. When I finished, I told my husband that I was going to blog about it because it was something I had never really done before (especially cleaning a toilet!) I felt proud at the end of the day because I had gotten a work out-especially with the mopping--and the house did look a lot better.
7 months pregnant here...and that poster describes me perfectly :)
That's how I'm tying cleaning in to my fitness friday. But I have also gone to the gym at 6:00 every morning this week and taken a step class, and interval class, and a cardio fusion class! I go work out and get ready for the day before husband and Baby W are even up :)
I'm now ready for all of the "wow, you have never cleaned before!" comments. I will brace myself. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!