If you were rich you may have one of these.
But most likely you have woodstove.
So you’re up at 5 am to get the fire started and its usually hooked up to your hot water as well, so you’ll be heating the hot water for the day
Then there is breakfast, usually a cooked one and if you’re lucky you won’t burn the house down or get electrocuted doing it. And while you’re
at it make everyone’s lunch.
Its 9am thank goodness everyone has left the house and you can now have your breakfast. Hurry though, there is plenty to do.
You’re a well planed mummy so each day you change the bed sheets, you have five kids so including your own that’s six beds. You rotate them so you
only have to change one bed a day and have Sunday free of washing.
So you go about making beds , remembering who’s bed is next to be stripped ready for washing.
Ok so you have nice tight hospital corners on all the beds except one. You get hold of the bare mattress with all your might and turn it over ,
remembering next time to rotate it. Thank goodness for spring mattress’s. You remember it used to be a little bit harder when they were all floppy
It’s getting close on 10am you better get a hurry on. So you pick up all the dirty laundry and hoof it out the back yard to the laundry. Its
usually a small extra shed added on to the main house normally opposite to the outside toilet. You’re not rich enough for one of those fancy new
brick homes, yours is a weatherboard. So no inside laundry or toilet for you.
Go on get to work you load the machine turn it on, while that washing your hand scrubbing grass stained kids cloths, you better scrub those socks a
bit harder ready for the next wash. You have to hand wring the wet sopping cloths as you take each piece out one by one, put it through the hand
wringer once more for good measure.
Keep going you have a few more loads to do yet, carry the first load outside and start hanging it all up, go back into the laundry to hand wring the
previous wash. Its Monday so you have about five loads to do. so its scrub, wash, ring , hang. Nice.
Time to go back inside and oh your excited you have a brand new flash vacuum cleaner, you love using that baby, remember the old push pull hand carpet
sweeper.. ooh yeah you love this new vacuum.
Remember to stoke the fire on your way through. And don’t be tempted to put the kettle on just yet, you’ll have a cup of tea soon enough.
Wow you can’t believe it time has flown by its almost 12noon.
Go on have small bite to eat and a cup of tea and while you’re at think about what you’re going to cook for dinner tonight its usually a meat with
three different vegetables meal and a hot dessert.
You go back outside check your clothes line for dry cloths take what you can inside and get to work ironing. Hoping no one will dare visit you on a
Monday, your friends are usually doing the same thing you are, that’s why you set aside Wednesday afternoon tea, taking turns who’s house it will
at. It’s going to be at your house this Wednesday, you must make small cakes and sandwich’s, but don’t fret about that now.
You go back and forth unpegging cloths and ironing, you’re so lucky it’s a hot sunny day. It doesn’t matter how hot you are as long as the
washing gets dry and ironed.
Come along get a move on you haven’t had your daily wash yet.
2.30 in the afternoon kids will be home in one hour, makeup the unmade bed, nice tight corners, that’s right.
Now remember your a mummy and a wife of the 50’s you must look your best
Fix your hair shave your legs and put on some lipstick, there you go.
Amazing you just made it kids come rushing in. You send someone out the back garden to get you some carrots and a bowel full of peas, that’s right
you still have to prepare dinner.
So you shell the peas while you shout out answers to the kids doing their homework stopping every now and again to check a spelling error.
Peel the potatoes slice the carrots, on getting the meat out of the refrigerator, you see that the freezer has totally iced up, you must defrost that
tomorrow, it wouldn’t be good if one of your visitors just happen to see that on Wednesday now would it. They say they are just helping , yet you
know they snoop and gossip about everyone’s house cleaning, nothing much else to talk about really.
Remember you have to cook a dessert as well.
Ok dinner is on its 5.50pm hubby is home, he comes home a little bit grumpy on a Monday so watch what you say, keep it simple and sweet. You better
get the money machine (hubby) his slippers and pipe. don’t dilly dally you have a dinner to attend to.
You dish up Dinner and clear away, you’re lucky to have the children to help with the washing up.
Better get a move on its bath time, you have five children to wash and dress.
By the time you have finished with the last one there is now another pile of dirty cloths ready for tomorrow and it’s time to put the children in
bed, gather them up and read them a story, your such a good mummy.
You can go and make coffee now have little sit down and your off to bed.. sweet dreams mummy.
edit on 20/2/11 by Whateva69 because: oops