The Secret Life of Melanie O.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
How to make housework fun
Take one outfit reminiscent of the late '50s or early '60s. Put hair 'up' and do your make-up. Remember to wear red lipstick and flat heels. Try to look somewhere between Audrey Hepburn and Betty Draper from Mad Men.

Add one husband with a camera who likes to tell jokes. Give husband dirty looks if he says "you missed a spot." Play the "lounge" music collection over the computer and dance your way through the chores - and voila! Housework as play.

Your reward - husband does the dishes and you get to relax with a glass of wine.

Who says chore day has to be boring?

Today, Dan has to repair a plumbing leak. Something tells me he's not going to dress up as Don Draper or Fred Astaire to do it, though.


posted by Melanie O. at 10:36 AM -
  • At 6:15 PM, Blogger Ann said…

    That first photo is just lovely, your hair really suits you like that. Can't think of anything that would make housework fun. Personally I like a naked iron(ing)man but its been a very, very long time.

  • At 7:46 PM, Blogger Melanie O. said…

    Ann - I love the idea of a naked man doing the ironing. Wonder how I could bribe Dan into doing that?

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