dirty ethel rackham Posted June 13, 2009 Share Posted June 13, 2009 Okay, so I have a cleaning woman. She comes once every 2 weeks to do the big cleaning. This does not mean we don't clean around here - we do. We sweep, pick up, wipe down, vacuum, etc. I just can't get to the bigger, deeper cleaning - health issues and all. Also, we are busy - homeschooling, running a business, participating in activities. Plus, I am helping to support someone else's family with income. On top of it, I admit it ... I hate cleaning. Cleaning was always presented as something unpleasant when I was growing up. There was always yelling, shaming, just plain unpleasant feelings. So, I create more peace in my home by not passing on this unfortunate family tradition. Part of my income from my part-time Usborne business pays for this. So ... why do I feel so guilty? Today, we are having family over for dd's birthday, including some family from out of town who happen to be here for the weekend. My cleaning woman is here (a reschedule due to birthday party plans on Thursday) and I scheduled the "party" for after she would be done. When questioned, I was just so embarrassed to admit that I have help. I feel so ashamed that I can't do it all. I feel so ashamed that I don't have boatloads saved because some of it goes toward conveniences like this to make our life workable (both physically and emotionally.) I am one of the only people I know IRL who has one and I always feel it is something I need to hide. So, what say you, hive? Should this have to be my dirty little secret (you see, there is a reason for my screen name:lol:)? Or can you all tell me how to shed my guilt? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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