I'm right on the edge of giving in. Nearly everyone (okay, every female) I work with has been talking about how it has changed their lives. We are not really in a position to do this. But, like I said, I'm about ready to cave.
I think I need a cleaning service.
I always thought that by the time I actually reached the point in my life that I was able to pay someone else to clean my house, I had arrived.
Well, I definitely have NOT arrived. But I still need the cleaning lady.
Some of you may wonder at this. After all, doesn't Hubster stay home? The answer to that is...yes.
I think I need to go back a little bit.
Hubster was the oldest of a large family...of boys. He and his mother will admit that he was sent into the world with practically no domestic skills. Okay, not practically no domestic skills. Just absolutely no domestic skills.
Seven years of bachelorhood did not promote any self-education in the area.
When I married him, he could build a house from scratch, fix a car, and change the motherboard in a computer. But clean a window, sort laundry, or boil water...not so much.
During medical school, we were both very busy. Between my long study hours and Hubster's full time job and part time classes, and the boys, anything domestic was low on the priority list.
I remember studying late into the night for neuroanatomy finals. I looked up the study area across the hall to see one of my classmates. His wife had brought him dinner for him to eat while he studied. She had also brought their pajamaed children up to the campus to kiss him goodnight.
It was at this moment that I had a revelation.
I needed a wife. Someone to cook and clean for me.
Hubster is an amazing husband. He is supportive, hardworking, dedicated, loving, handy, and able to open pickle jars. Hubster is an amazing husband.
But he is a terrible wife.
The last 9 months have expanded his skill list. He is now nearly proficient at laundry sorting and doing. He can scramble eggs and make a casserole. He is an amazing father. He takes great care of the kids.
But the house...not so much. Don't even get me started as too why this might be. I could go on for a very long time. But that's beside the point.
And this brings me back to my first point.
I need a cleaning service.
Someone needs to clean the bathrooms, the windows, and the baseboards. And it doesn't look like it's going to be anyone living here.