Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Undomesticated Me's Mom Chimes In

What was I thinking posting about my domestic ineptitude for all the world -- including my mom -- to read?

Just moments after my last post, I got an e-mail from my mom, who keeps a very clean and orderly house (it looks a bit like a furniture showroom).

Definitely, change sheets once a week...along with pillow cases. It's a good idea to have pillow protectors between pillow and case also. You never know when you might begin to drool. I've also heard that pillows should be changed every couple of years because they get heavy with dust mites. Yuck!

What in the world is a pillow protector?

To make matters worse, my husband, Avo, the domestic superman, began to lecture me about dust mites. Apparently, there are millions of them living in our pillows and feeding on our dead skin and hair.

If you've got a strong stomach, you can see pictures of them. Warning: click on this link only if you are NOT prone to insomnia, obsessiveness, or hypochondria.

As if the dust mites weren't enough to convince me to change the sheets, our cat, Lulu, sealed the deal by trailing kitty litter residue all over our comforter. Looks like it's going to be a laundry day here.

Which will mean I'll have to make the bed again. It's an endless cycle.


Anthony said...

If you think those dust mites are gross, you should check out the critters that live on your eyelashes!

Undomesticated Me said...

ewwww. no thanks!

Sean Ferrell said...

"You never know when you might begin to drool."

I'm going to have that put on a tee-shirt, or my tombstone. I haven't decided which.

Undomesticated Me said...

Just be sure to give my mom credit, Sean!

Sean Ferrell said...

No, it's mine now. Copyright infringement be damned!