A couple of weeks ago a Dutch woman tweeted about her house keeping frustrations. She felt that she wasn’t able to keep up with the demands of having a family and house to keep. Don’t we all feel like that some times?
She received a lot of response and together these women decided to form the “Bad house wive’s s club’ (Club van slechte huisvrouwen). Now, after about 3 weeks, the club has it’s own home on the internet with over 1100 members. The hashtag # cvsh is in the top 5 of most used hastags in the Netherlands. The club can also be found on Facebook.
I guess Mira struck a chord there. Don’t we all at times feel overwhelmed at the demands of our jobs, our homes, our family, friends, hobbies etc.
I certainly do!
So at times I choose not to be so tidy. To clean the house in a jiffy instead of doing thorough house cleaning. I ignore the laundry basket and in the evening buy take out food.
Do I feel guilty about it? Yes, at times.
Why? I am not sure.
Maybe because my mother belonged to a generation that turned house keeping into full-time job. Leaving the house spick and span and making sure a 3 course wholesome meal was on the table when the husband and children came home.
On the other hand. I have to think of the words of the Bad house wive’s site header.
I don’t want to spend my life at work and cleaning my home. I want to be able to do fun things with H, meet my friends, enjoy my garden and sit behind my computer and read your blogs.
Wow, I think I did the right thing joining this club ;-)