Housework

Housework: The tasks, such as cleaning and cooking, that are performed in housekeeping.

So today my mum is coming to stay, and instead of cleaning and tidying my house I’m sat here writing this poem about it! I hate housework, do you?

Tidy here,
Spring clean there,
Wipe a spill,
Mop, then stare.

New spill,
New mess,
More dirt,
Not less.

Uphill struggle,
Dust and grime,
Sweep again,
Not enough time.

Vacuum daily,
Put things away,
Empty dishwasher,
Do this all day.

Laundry waiting,
Food on floor,
Relentless cleaning,
Will do it no more.

A losing battle,
I never will win,
Let’s live in a mess,
I’m done, I give in!

😉

Prose for Thought

22 Comments on Housework

  1. mylittledreamworld1
    October 24, 2013 at 11:42 am (4 years ago)

    I love it lol, this sums up my thoughts exactly. I must think about times a day that I hate cleaning, but still do it! I might save this poem and read it when I feel fed up of it, to remind me it’s not just me 🙂 xx

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    • instinctivemum
      November 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm (4 years ago)

      Oh it’s bit just you, seems like there are lots of us out there!!

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  2. judithkingston
    October 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm (4 years ago)

    I feel your pain. It will never be my priority!

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    • instinctivemum
      November 7, 2013 at 7:35 pm (4 years ago)

      Nope, nor mine! 😉

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  3. ellieallatsea
    October 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm (4 years ago)

    Its the relentless battle thats so wearing! Its never ever done – we’re like little cleaning hamsters on wheels…

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    • instinctivemum
      November 7, 2013 at 7:35 pm (4 years ago)

      Oh so relentless…I can never get on top of it!

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  4. Wicked World of Lucas
    October 24, 2013 at 6:47 pm (4 years ago)

    Yep! This pretty much sums up our house – great poem and loving the pace of it #prose4t

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    • instinctivemum
      November 7, 2013 at 7:35 pm (4 years ago)

      Good to know I’m not alone!

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  5. blueberetmum
    October 24, 2013 at 7:16 pm (4 years ago)

    I have recently admitted to myself and the rest of the world that certain things will never get done properly…like tidying up…I was nodding in recognition 🙂

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    • instinctivemum
      November 7, 2013 at 7:34 pm (4 years ago)

      I just never seem to get on top of it! Urgh!

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  6. Kim Carberry
    October 24, 2013 at 7:19 pm (4 years ago)

    I hate housework too….lol

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    • instinctivemum
      November 7, 2013 at 7:34 pm (4 years ago)

      It’s a bit like marmite isn’t it!

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  7. Distressed Housewife
    October 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Love it, I can really relate to this. Let’s all boycott cleaning in favour of drinking wine 😉

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    • instinctivemum
      November 7, 2013 at 7:33 pm (4 years ago)

      Yes! #saynotohousework

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  8. liska
    October 24, 2013 at 11:19 pm (4 years ago)

    LOVE it and HATE housework. You encapsulate it so well xx

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    • instinctivemum
      November 7, 2013 at 7:33 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you! X

      Reply
  9. Victoria Welton
    October 25, 2013 at 12:23 am (4 years ago)

    THIS! This is what I have to show Ross..not that it will make any difference! 😉 we were talking today about how housework is a real thankless task. I think poetry is a much better use of time. This is fab. Thanks for linking to Prose for Thought x

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    • instinctivemum
      November 7, 2013 at 7:32 pm (4 years ago)

      Oh I’d so rather write a poem than clean any day!! 😉

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  10. Louise fairweather
    October 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm (4 years ago)

    That poem has summed up my life – come over Friday favourites at 3 children and it x

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    • instinctivemum
      November 7, 2013 at 7:32 pm (4 years ago)

      Ha thank you!

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    • instinctivemum
      November 7, 2013 at 7:31 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply

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