Category Archives: Housework

To Do

Dust the knickknacks, mop the floor?
Both can be a dreadful chore.
Dishwashers call for loading dishes–
another task beyond my wishes.

Window-washing tires me out–
strains my back and makes me pout.
Washing clothes and ironing?
Cleaning ovens? Not my thing.

I could rave on,  task after task,
but a better question you might ask
as we survey chore after chore:
What is the job I don’t abhor?

Cleaning isn’t any fun.
That’s why I hire my housework done


The Prompt: Those Dishes Won’t Do Themselves–What’s the household task you most dislike doing? Why do you think that is — is it the task itself, or something more?