I can remember vividly being ten years old and watching my mother scrub out the sink and realizing with deep concern that she had lost her marbles. Cleaning the sink? Cleaning the thing which is used to clean the other things? It just made zero sense to my supremely logical ten-year-old brain.
What’s worse is she’d always finish off by wiping it dry. Okay, washing the sink was one thing, but drying it? Was she nuts? Didn’t she realize it was just going to get wet again? Possibly in another five seconds or so when a new mess needed wiping? I mean, I found the whole thing to be terribly unsettling. Was this something that I would want to do when I was an adult too? Surely even the thought of it was ridiculous. No, I’d never waste my time like that. Never.
Fast forward to this afternoon, when I realized with a shock that I’d just felt the most satisfying feeling after I’d finished cleaning (and drying) my own kitchen sink. Record scratch say what?
Yes, yes, yes. It’s unfortunate but true. As I’ve gotten older I’ve lost every ounce of my once sane childhood reasoning and rationality, and I am now as crazy as the women who came before me. I like my sinks to be dry in between times when they are wet. Okay?
And so I present unto you: The 8 crazy housekeeping things I swore I’d never do as a kid that I now do happily as adult, because it turns out, I’ve also lost my marbles.
All images via Pinterest.
What about you? What did you swear you’d never do around the house? What are your favorite borderline pointless housekeeping tasks?