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"And I'm sure no one will mind if we fold a few clothes while we talk."
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"I think a pat on the back would have been enough for him tidying his room!"
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Lady to caveman: 'Watch your step - I just waxed the stalagmites.'
'Before I mow the grass, I'd like to quote from section four, paragraph c, of the state child labor code...'
"A self-cleaning oven? Can I get a self-cleaning room?"
'Mom's Diner: your meal free if you wash all the dishes and take out the garbage.'
'If you want your husband to help out more, buy this one.'
"Why is Dad so old fashioned?"
"Doesn't Dad know about child labor laws?"
"Did I ever tell you? When Count Dracula was a kid, I was his boogeyman. When I popped up in a castle, he screamed like a little girl!"
"For someone who doesn't have a job, I sure have a lot of bosses."
"Can you go to the store and get some eggs for me?"
Tags:baldo, christmas present, christmas presents, christmas gift, christmas gifts, egg, eggs, run an errand, running an errand, chore, chores, doing chores, favor, favors, favour, favours, do a favor, doing a favor, do a favour, doing a favour, groceries, grocery run, grocery runs, cheap, frugal, thrifty, frugality
"Tia Carmen cleaned up my room again! How am I supposed to find my stuff when it's where it's supposed to be?"
"I woke up early, took a shower, got dressed for work then remembered I don't work today."
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"Gracie, people don't understand how hard things used to be. Sure, we can be green and throw out the washing machines...but then we'd have to load up the dirty clothes, drive the car to the river, and wash everything with rocks!"
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"It's a Bermudez New Year's tradition! While adults reflect peacefully on the previous 12 months...the children clean the entire house."
Tags:baldo, clean house, cleaning house, cleans house, tradition, traditions, family tradition, family traditions, new year, new year's, lazy, clean, cleans, cleaning up, cleans up, clean up, dad, dads, father, fathers, self-interested, lazy, tired, nap, naps, napping, new year's day, new years day, new year, new years, chore, chores, doing chores
'I'd like something musky enough to make my husband work like a beaver.'
'We'd be crazy to vacuum now.'
'I didn't forget to empty my pockets. That's your tip.'
'I dread the day that basket gets full.'
'Trash waits for no man.'
'I'll just have time to finish the yard before the next bombing run begins.'
Golf clubs replaced by gardening equipment.
'Congratulations! Our yard's been declared a national wilderness area!'
What a filthy rug. Sweep it under the dirt.