Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chores I Hate

There are certain things we all hate to do around the house. I have 4 things I just don't enjoy doing.

1. Balancing the checkbook. I know. I'm an accountant. I should love doing this. I spend my entire day at work balancing someone else's checkbook. Well, among other things. It seems like after spending my days pouring over bank statements, sales figures & sales tax forms that I just don't have the energy to do my own checkbook. I usually put it off to once a week, which makes it worse. Every time I say I won't let it happen. The following week, I do it again. By the way, I need to balance the checkbook tonight.

2. Cleaning the litter box. This one could be the worse, just from the smell. Ronnie usually does this one for me. The ammonia smell kills me. It worse than taking out the diaper pail. Does this one need further explanation? Didn't think so.

3. Folding laundry. I really think I could live from the basket of clean clothes. I wouldn't have to fold anything. I could hang up everything except my bras, panties & socks. That's if I had enough closet space, but that's another blog completely. Once everything was hung up all that would be left would fit into 1 basket and I could pick stuff out of there as I need it. I don't know why I hate this one, but I do.

4. Ironing. If I had my way, and the money, everything that needed to be ironed would go to the cleaners. They could do it for me. I really think this could be my one luxury. It's also the one thing I just won't do. I'll balance the checkbook (in just a few minutes), clean the litter box (which I did a half hour ago) and fold laundry (did that over the weekend), but I won't iron. Haven't done it in ages. I will watch Ronnie iron my work clothes do. He's such a sweet husband, he ironed my clothes this morning.

So tell me, what do you hate to do around the house? And do you really do it or do you give it to someone else to do?


Amy said...

#1 ~ I would much rather wash, dry, and fold clothes than do dishes. Any day of the week!!!
#2 ~ We have an iron. In fact, we actually have two irons. But I can't remember the last time I ironed something. Sad, I know. I guess my secret's out! ;)
#3 ~ During the day while I'm at work, I think about all the things that need to be done at home. But by the time I get home, I am just not that interested in doing them... Thank goodness Robert is pretty good about picking up a lot of the time during the day when he's at home with the boys! :) Sorry for leaving a book, but I could go on for days about this topic.... Have a great weekend!

Heather said...

2 things:

Dishes...Ugh...hate them whether it's just putting in the dishwasher or actually cleaning, don't even like putting them away from a dishwasher. Now we're in the UK and dishwasher's almost never happen it's worse. Thank goodness DH does them most of the time. But I reallllllly hate dishes.

Garbage, for the same reasons you hate litter. When I was pregnant, I couldn't even be in the same room when DH was getting the garbage. It's only marginally better now.

Special K said...

Cleaning the dog's poop in the yard wins as worst task. And I have a mopnster task ahead because it's been awhile since the yard is now thawing out. Followed closely by shoveling when it's really really cold or the snow is really heavy and icey. If it's in the 20's-30's, I dont' mind. Twelve below, I hate the job. Inside the house, I don't mind any chore too much.