Things My Mom Was Right About

There was a brief period from about 1994-1996, when I was pretty sure I was being raised by idiots.  Turns out I was wrong.  Here are just a few of the five kabillion things my mom was right about…

1. You’ve got to clean for the cleaner.

Last week, I made an uncomfortable confession over at Lark & Bloom: I have a cleaner.

When I was a kid, my parents had a cleaner who came a few times a month, and I could never understand why, the night before she was due to come, my mom would make us clean the house.

“But Mooooom,” we’d whine.  “What’s the point of having a cleaner if you’re going to make us clean anyway?”

Now I get it.

I do my dishes and pick up all the toys off my floor because those things are easy, and if I’m going to…

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