Except that my father got a raise, and my mother didn't because she doesn't get paid for housework, and my sister stopped reading those self-esteem books because she met a new boy
As if down a long tunnel of clothing and of chores;
Your clear light dims, gets dressed, drops its leaves,
And becomes a naked hand again.
It was fun in the beginning. Now it's a major chore. But if I weren't doing it, I would have been out of business years ago.
They have guards that can score. And to guard the big girl inside Adams is a chore to do.
No record... can... name the women of talent who were so submerged by child-bearing and its duties, and by general housework, that they had to leave their poems and stories all unwritten.
I like to distinguish between 'citizen of the household' chores - like keeping a room free of breeding diseases - from 'work-for-pay' chores. But it's important to teach that you get money by earning it - there's no entitlement program out there simply because you were born.
Up until Dec. 17, when she really started getting sick, she was still driving and doing her own housework.
You all know that even when women have full rights, they still remain fatally downtrodden because all housework is left to them. In most cases housework is the most unproductive, the most barbarous and the most arduous work a woman can do. It is exceptionally petty and does not include anything that would in any way promote the development of the woman.
Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?
Whether they choose to let pros prepare their taxes, or try the latest computer assistance, or go it alone with pen and calculator, Americans are paying a dear price in money and time because of our complex tax system. Recent tax relief laws have helped many taxpayers keep more of the money they've worked for all year, but the work of filing their federal returns at tax time has become a tiresome chore.
We knew it would be a tough, physical basketball game and playing Central on its home floor would be a tough chore. We just kept telling the kids to stay calm and composed. Once we got the lead we were able to spread the floor and make them foul us. We didn't make a lot of free throws, but we made enough.
Composing a piece of music is very feminine. It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative. By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
If a few lustful and erotic reveries make the housework go by as if in a dream, why not.
Working out is still sometimes a chore.
It's a tough chore, but we have a good team. They have two McDonald's All-Americans and a guy considered the best high school basketball player since Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar). But they still have to play the game.
The neighbors would talk about it, ... We didn't believe in waiting until you get home (to punish). We believed in taking care of it right on the spot. I recall them crying while they were doing it, but that's the punishment. There were no extra chores. It was just, 'Hey, give me 25 right there.'
Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day
One thing I think kids need to do is more chores, and take care of their own rooms. Responsibilities are really important to start them with. If they have animals, they have to feed them and care for them. That's the only way I think I could do it.
Conran's rule of housework it expands to fill the time available plus half an hour
My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they expected me to stay at home and look after my younger siblings and do the housework.
We've found that if you can help remove some of the chores people have to do in their lives while they're working, it makes them appreciate the job a little more.
Practice, which some regard as a chore, should be approached as just about the most pleasant recreation ever devised.
Housework, if it is done right, can kill you.
You won't do any more housework? Then you go to the bin.
I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.
Those women don't do housework... I love to cook... and I like clean floors. There's a little BREE in me.
Scheduling teams is increasingly difficult because of our transition to Division I. Losing North Carolina AT and Winston-Salem State made it a real chore, but the addition of Southern University will provide a great experience for our student-athletes and fans. We are excited about the 2006 football season.
So my advice for Valentine's Day Look her in the eye. Eat dinner together. Hold his hand. Go shopping together. Most of life is chores. It's how you lived life and shared the chores of living that's important.
My mother was a wonderful, wonderful woman with a lovely voice who hated housework, hated cooking even more and loved her children. She was always arranging church activities such as a bazaar.
What struck me was that it was more like the family Christmas I enjoyed as a child growing up in London. Thanksgiving is a time for sharing and even though they throw up their eyes as though it were a chore, family members traditionally gather for a reunion at the house of the oldest relative.
Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
I didn't have to drive a half hour to get to a batting cage. It wasn't such a chore to leave the family and go hit. I could go down there at 930 at night if I wanted. I just hit a lot more.
I think housework is the reason most women go to the office.
If a cow walked into this room, I'd probably walk out. I could milk it, but my dad never forced me to do a lot of chores like that, mostly because he loved doing it himself.
In my view, everything was indeed about her. His romancing me was about her, his conversation about her, his rage about her. Rage is not a good basis for sex. Nor is revenge. He was getting his revenge for his chores. He was getting even with her about things I couldn't even imagine.
Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.
I approached the bulk of my schoolwork as a chore rather than an intellectual adventure.
For me, the big chore is always the same: how to begin a sentence, how to continue it, how to complete it.
If I give myself a chore, for instance, when I was writing the songs for Shameless, I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song; good, bad or indifferent. So that was really helpful.
I like to call myself the 'director of family and business affairs,' ... Your overall job is child care, housework -- and business.
Every garden is a chore sometimes, but no real garden is nothing but a chore.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
Caring for others is accomplished by a dazzling array of skills in an endless variety of circumstances. As well as cooking, shopping, cleaning, laundering, planting, tending, harvesting for others, women comfort and guide, nurse and teach, arrange and advise, discipline and encourage, fight for and pacify. Taxing and exhausting under any circumstances, this service work, this emotional housework, is done both outside and inside the home.
Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a dreaded list of chores. It can be a rewarding experience that helps provide some structure and organization in your life.
Instead of viewing tasks that require activity as a chore or a bother, we should view it as an opportunity.
Whatever course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory of striving.
My husband and I have figured out a really good system about the housework neither one of us does it.
There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.
We don't really work on a chore system at my house. It's more or less like when you see something out of place, pick it up. But if my parents say, Pick up the living room, I pick up the living room. So yeah, I get the privilege of helping out.