At one time or another everyone has entertained the idea of being able to have a maid. And so, last year when we finally got some furniture, Hub suggested we do just that, to free up my time from cleaning. So, when I told him “No,” he was really confused.
‘Are you nuts? All I heard for years was, you need help around the house. Now you tell me noooo???’
“Have you seen the construction around this house? It just isn’t the right time...” I try to explain.
Well it’s been a year now and with even more crap in the house Hub has decided to try a different tactic.
Wearing his tool belt he announces... ‘Where are my traps?’
As I continue to hang the laundry he comes closer... ‘Did you hear me?’
“Yes I hear you. So what do you want to capture now?”
Pointing into the house he explains...‘ I just saw a group of dust bunnies coming down the stairs and they’re breeding fast...they’ve made it to the living room already! We have to get them NOW!!’
Putting down the clothes pins I peer through the wet laundry... “Are you telling me I don't clean properly? How 'bout you just stick a broom up my a%@ and I’ll get right on that for you.”
Taking a seat on the back stairs he watches me ... ‘I thinking it’s time to readdress the maid situation.’
“So let me get this right...She’d do the stuff I do, wash floors, stairs, clean the shelves, laundry and the like?”
He stands up and I actually see his chest puff out... ‘Of course and that means we’d have time to maybe go dancing or hit the beach and stuff.’
I throw down the wet clothes and show him how grateful I am... “Sounds good to me and the time is right...let's do it!”
Hub turns and runs over to the computer... ‘Time to make a list! And while we're at it maybe we can have her do a few of my chores too!!’
“What? Like windows, change water filters, wash the car and gates?”
‘Now you’re thinking!!’ as he sets himself up at the computer.
I finally agree...“Okay, how 'bout this...you make a list of the ladies to interview...”
Just a couple of thoughts from 2 Canadians living and loving it in Mazatlan!
|Linda and Hub.|