I'm not even close to getting my June Cleaver badge (unlike my sister Lorrie but that's a post for another day). I do clean my house, I try to keep it decluttered. Shovel out the crap now and then and swab the toilets regularly, you know. My husband makes this challenging at times as he has a couple of hoarder genes in him. Because of this I list regularly on ebay and generally have lots to offer on recycling day. So I'm not perfect but I'm comfortable in my cleanliness.
I was talking to my Mom on the phone this morning, just chit chat. As we were talking her dryer buzzed and she said, "oh, I need to get my potholders out of the dryer." *crickets* "Mom," said I, "I don't recall ever washing a potholder in my life". Of course Mom answers "OH, I wash these frequently because they are really nice ones and I use them every day". To which I remark, "Mom, I use mine most every day too, in fact I'm looking at my favorite ones now and I'm thinking mine are probably growing E.Coli virus!"
Aren't potholders in the same category as $4 rubber flip flops? You use them until they are just past super yucky then throw them away? Apparently my mother was remiss in teaching me the finer points of housewifery. That's probably why I never earned my June Cleaver badge. Damnit!
Maybe I should donate my potholders to the science department at the high school. I'm going shopping later in the housewares section of Target.