Monday, September 17, 2012

Clean liv'in

ET (that's what the boys call him at the electronic store) is helping do his part cleaning the apartment. Every other week he takes the rug out for a beating while I sweep and mop the floor.
All of us recognize that a certain amount of housework needs to be done to provide for the physical care of our apartment, but doing housework is something most of us—women, as well as men and children—would often gladly delegate to someone else. We commonly complain that housework is sheer drudgery, that it is unnoticed unless it is left undone.
“Who can gauge the value of that special chat between husband and wife as they clean and do laundry together? … And how do we measure the relationship togetherness and cooperating that must accompany successful working together? Perhaps the greater good is contained in the lessons of life we learn working together.
Sometimes I feel like Cinderella. While mopping I sing to ET
Cinderelly, Cinderelly
Night and day it's Cinderelly, Make the fire, fix the breakfast
Wash the dishes, do the mopping, And the sweeping and the dusting
They always keep her hopping, She goes around in circles
Till she's very, very dizzy, Still they holler
Keep a-busy Cinderelly!
We do what we can for entertainment... After all we are on the little old island of Chuuk in the middle of the Pacific
President Kimball has suggested that the process of working together to maintain our home and provide for our temporal needs can also help us put the gospel into action in our lives.

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