Sunday, March 9, 2008

From the kitchen...


This is one of my favourite pictures of recent history. It reminds me of a picture you might see in a religious education book ..... like the kind we used when I was a kid in CCD, the catholic version of Bible school. I can't remember what the acronym stands for. This picture reminds me of that because we seem to be having fun doing something constructive. Actually I think my mother was getting irritated with us for not focusing on the dishes.
My mom always had lots of energy and enthusiasm and was tenacious as a task master. When I was young, every Saturday, she would get us kids up and we each had a job to do. I had to clean the bathrooms. I remember using a toothbrush to polish the chrome. Now whose idea was that? Not mine, I am sure of it.
The girls took turns doing the dishes at night as well. We would have done them together but we fought too much. I can remember complaining bitterly, as we all did, that my brother didn't have to do them. Well he's got his now. He does lots of them. His wife is very modern.

6 comments:

MizMell said...

Hooray for your brother's modern wife. I believe all young men should be taught to be self-sufficient before they hook up with a woman.

Ginnie said...

There's nothing like laughter with sisters, is there!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My mom used to make us clean like that every Saturday, too. I'm a bit of an obsessive housekeeper, but I have one little rebellion--my refrigerator. My mom used to make us clean all the shelves every Saturday--I do it very rarely now.

Thanks for stopping by my place!

kate said...

I learned long ago that cleaning can wait and loving cannot. It looks as if you two have surrounded your mom with the love she needs to step away from the sink!!!!

daniel said...

My brother and I always had to do lots of such chores...of course we had no sisters so it was us or no one.

I can say that if I were to publish a picture like this of my mother, my wife or my sister-in-law I would be murdered for portraying them as having unattractive bee-hinds. They always think their bee-hinds are unattractive so there is no acceptable pic anyway.

Anne said...

My husband only had brothers and they did all the chores too. I think butts are great ... i seem to take a lot of pictures of people's backside, but i didn't take this one..a friend of ours did. Thanks for stopping by Daniel!