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Friday, August 07, 2009

If the house is a mess ...

My second husband Bill had a great mate, Lindsay, who used to renovate houses. He said that he'd observed over many years that "the more intelligent the woman, the messier her house". My friend Beth and I used to have standing joke ever after: "I'm having a really brainy day today," meaning, "Ignore the mess" or, "Do come in, I've been ever so dumb lately".

Of course, this was in the era when it was still assumed – in most circles – that housework was exclusively the woman's responsibility. Thank goodness THAT isn't the case any more ... is it?

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  1. It is in our house, but that's largely because Dave has an impairment which means he actually can't see mess! ;)

    (This is only slightly true!)

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  2. Oh I think that might be a congenital affliction of the whole male sex, actually. :) But this doesn't mean we should pander to them!

    Truth to tell, it is in our house too - but that's because Andrew, 80 with health issues, simply isn't up to it anymore.

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