regular work done in housekeeping, such as cleaning, shopping, and cooking.
All hail the housework! -said no-one ever. Housework is like the neighborhood feral cat that walks all over your car at night, silently creeping up in the darkness. You never realize just how much that cat has walked on your car until theres a million paw prints, bumper to bumper, and then its just too late.
Housework is the one thing that needs to be consistently kept on top of or else you’ll find yourself in a bottomless pit of laundry, dishes, food wrappers and God knows what else your kids shove into the couch. Something always needs wiping, scrubbing, vacuuming and dusting. Some days you may not even know where to start.
However, you’re in luck today.
Today, April 7th, is National No Housework Day!! So put that surface cleaner away, leave the dishes in the sink, and, God willing, DO NOT pick up a single toy.
Here’s why you should totally celebrate No Housework Day.
Do you really want to pass up a day that gives you an excuse not to do housework? Obviously, right? On National Pancake Day you ate pancakes, on National Chocolate day, you eat chocolate. Today is no different. Take this free pass and run with it Mama!
It gives you an entire day to just LIVE. You’re a mom, not a slave. (I know how that sounds but just bear with me) Today is the day you drop those kiddos off at school, and do something for yourself. Leave those yoga pants in the hamper, and slide on some skinny jeans. Get out of the house and pretend you’re you, but pre children you. Get your eyebrows done professionally, before they either grow into one caterpillar or you over pluck them, accidentally using the tweezer as a form of relief.. or maybe thats just me? I digress.
A reason to sleep in! I realize you’re already up for the day, my advice may not have made it to you fast enough and I sincerely apologize, but hear me out. Sleep in, don’t even set an alarm if your kiddos aren’t in school yet. Do not rise from that bed until you absolutely have to. i.e. You have to pee, the kids aren’t self sufficient enough, you smell smoke.. the normal stuff right? Sleep in because No Housework Day means no housework during nap time! Take that mid day shower with no one else in the room. A shower without a toddler banging on the glass or nearly ripping down the shower curtain, a shower filled with nothing but the sweet, sweet noise of water hitting the floor. Heck, bust out that razor and shave those legs of yours. You have all the time in the world!
Remember what it’s like to do absolutely nothing? Yep, me neither. Gone are the days of waking up without an agenda. Today is the day to relive those precious memories my friends. If you’re not doing housework why not shop around? Buy makeup you’ll only wear every once and a blue moon, get a massage, sit at a coffee shop and people watch, Google what the heck “bae” means and just exist. You’d be surprised how much time housework sucks out of you, seriously, you can do this.
There’s a 99.9% chance you’ll still feel appreciated at the end of the day. Sometimes you need to press pause for a second so others can see exactly how much you do. When I was pregnant with my second son National No Housework Day was the first 4 months of my pregnancy. It was miserable and awesome at the same time and I’ve never received so much praise for doing absolutely nothing. Press pause and show that household who’s boss!
There’s simply a day for anything, any random thought has been turned into a day. And I’m pretty head over heels over No Housework Day, you should be too!
- Lets connect!! Use the hashtag #mwoanohouseworkday and share what you’re doing today instead of housework!
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