Thursday, September 2, 2010
Housework is just no fun!
"Housework" as read by Carol Channing on the "Free to Be You and Me" album...check it out. Pretty awesome childhood memory. http://preview.tinyurl.com/244ocjl
"You know there are times when we happen to be, just sitting there quietly watching TV, when the program we're watching will stop for a while, and suddenly someone appears with a smile! and starts to show us just how terribly urgent it is to buy some kind of detergent. Or soap, or cleanser, or cleaner, or powder or paste, or wax of bleach.
Now most of the time it's a lady we see whose doing the housework we see on TV. She's cheerfully scouring a skillet or two, or she's polishing the pots till they gleam like new, or she's scrubbing the tub, or she's mopping the floors, or she's wiping the stains from the walls and the doors or she's washing the windows, the dishes, the clothes or waxing the furniture until it just glows! Or she's cleaning the fridge or the stove or the sink with a lighthearted smile and a friendly wink! ;) And she's doing her best to make us think that *her* soap or detergent or cleanser or cleaner or powder or paste or wax or bleach is the very best soap or detergent or cleanser or cleaner or powder or paste or wax or bleach in the whole.wide.world.
Now, maybe it 'tis and maybe it 'tisn't. And maybe it does what she says it will do! But I'll tell you one thing I know is true. That lady we see when we're watching TV, that lady who *SMILES* as she scours or scrubs or rubs or washes or wipes or mops or dusts or cleans. Or whatever she does on our TV screen. That lady is smiling because she's an actress! She's earning money for learning those speeches that mention those wonderful soaps and detergents and cleansers and cleaners and powders and pastes and waxes and bleaches.
The very next time you happen to be just sitting there quietly watching TV, and you see some nice lady that *SMILES* as she scours or scrubs or rubs or washes or wipes or mops or dusts or cleans. Remember! Nobody smiles doing housework but those ladies you see on TV. Your mommy hates housework, your daddy hates housework, I hate housework too! And when you grow up, so will you! Because even *if* the soap or detergent or cleanser or cleaner or powders or pastes or waxes or bleaches that you use is the very best one...Housework is just no fun!
Children when you have a house of your own make sure when there's housework to do that you don't have to do it alone. Little boys, litte girls, if you become big husbands and wives, and if you want *all* the days of your lives to be sunny as summer weather! Make sure when there's housework to do, that you do it together!"