Jesus Creed

The night or day before we leave for a weekend or a vacation Kris gets herself into a cleaning snit — at least that is what I call it. (Part of it, I’m sure, has to do with having the house ready for the house-sitters.) She sometimes says, “It’s a mother/woman thing.” I’m not quite sure what to make of it, but it is foolproof: sometimes I find her cleaning shelves at 11pm, or scouring the sink, or doing a load of wash, or dusting, or tidying up some drawer. We’ve been with other couples when such a matter comes up, and more often than not “It’s a mother/woman thing” with with them, too. At the moment Kris has the bathroom bathmat in the washer. My assignment is to vacuum the backporch. Any of you get into such cleaning snits before you leave? (Read and approved by Kris.)

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