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Monday, July 6, 2009

Someone Please Liberate This Housewife!

Okay, so the holiday weekend is over. It’s time to get serious and do some housecleaning. I don’t understand why they can put a man on the moon, but they can’t make a self-cleaning house! There’s no question in my mind that if traditionally men were required to do the housework we would have riding vacuum cleaners, house windows with washer/wiper attachments, and beds that remade themselves upon exit.

The fact that we don’t have these inventions is not because women lack the creativity and talent to come up with them, but because they are too busy taking care of the men and boys in their lives to find the time to work on these issues. Someone did come up with the self-cleaning oven; how about self-cooking meals? I’m not talking TV-dinner fare, I mean produce and meats that jump out of the fridge, unassisted, and dice, slice, boil, roast, or fry themselves. Okay, maybe that’s a little over-the-top.

I’d settle for the self-cleaning house. They were on the right track with Roomba, that robotic vacuum cleaner, but it needed to be able to do walls and ceilings in addition to floors, make and serve me a Pina Colada and, of course, be affordable. When they come up with that little gem, I’m in!

6 comments:

Red said...

Every one needs a Rosie the Robot Jetsons-style.

Eva Gallant said...

That is the truth!

Jen said...

Hey, even if we all had the ability [like Samantha] to snap our fingers and wala, all the work would be completed for us. I'ld go along with that and a self cleaning house...we are retired, right? So, why is it house work doesn't fall in the category of what we are retiring from???

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

So true! And one for the yard!

Nicole said...

In my house, I have delegated "boy" jobs. And upon entering this little union, I declared vacuumming as a boy job and if it was going to be completed, well, you get the picture. To make it more fun for me, I bought a Dyson model that donated 15% of the price to breast cancer awareness. It is a bright pink vacuum. Nothing is more entertaining than watching a man vacuum with a pretty pink vacuum.

Eva Gallant said...

Nicole, you are too funny!