4/09/2006

Things I have Learned

In the effort to rid my home of hamatz, I have learned a few things:

1) Cleaning out the junk drawer in the kitchen takes as much time as cleaning out the three cabinets that contain food items

2) Cleaning the oven and stove takes as much time as cleaning out all the cabinets

3) Just when you think you have it under control, your 19 year old son will insist he is hungry and will use the oven you have just cleaned

4) Using lemon juice and water to steam out the microwave can cause it to have a nervous breakdown if it's over 8 years old

5) Your son will think you're extremely weird if when you are taking breaks from the cleaning fest, you choose black olives to eat for a snack

6) Once the kitchen is finished, the rest of the house is a breeze

7) Your son will eat half of the Passover Matzos you have brought home

8) Even though a kind Bar Mitzvah and his father came down from New York bearing Passover foods for our congregation in Biloxi, I still passed up on the gefilte fish

5 Comments:

Blogger Brooke said...

I find the bathroom to be far more difficult a task. Yuck!

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

"Just when you think you have it under control, your 19 year old son will insist he is hungry and will use the oven you have just cleaned"

Now thats something I never understood about women. You don't ever want anyone to use the oven again coz you cleaned it?

*runs off to hide now*

6:20 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

brooke,

Took 15 minutes for the bathroom. It took 5 hours for the kitchen. Go figure.

patrick,

I had just finished cleaning the oven and was starting on the burners when he decided he was hungry.

You're correct of course, hell hath no fury like the woman who doesn't want you to use the oven after she's cleaned it!

You can come out of hiding. I promise I don't have a cast iron skillet in my hand. :)

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Kati said...

My oven hasn't worked in three years. So it isn't likely to get cleaned or used any time soon. Sometimes I miss it but I guess I don't miss it enough to spend good money on a new one.

You should have told your son, "you're 19, go to Micky D's and eat.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

kati,

One step at a time. I was just surprised he didn't expect me to stop everything and cook it for him!

I have told him that in other instances though.

7:10 PM  

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