Recently my husband Dave has been inviting guests to come and see our bathrooms soon after they arrive. “Just look at those floors,” he will say. Most guests are puzzled particularly if they have been to our home before. “Did you change the flooring?” they will ask. “It kind of looks the same.” At this point, I usually intervene. “Dave washed the bathroom floor and he wants you to notice what a great job he did.”
In December we did some minor renovations to our two bathrooms. New toilets, new hardware and newly painted cabinet doors. I also wanted to replace the flooring which readily shows any speck of dirt and needs to be swept or washed far more often than I like to do it. However, after consulting with a friend who is a flooring expert, Dave decided taking out our old tiles and putting in new ones would be far too difficult and costly. So he made me a counter offer. “How about from now on I wash the bathroom floors?”
I accepted without hesitation. After some forty years of cleaning bathroom floors I was ready to turn the task over to someone else. And not only does Dave clean the floors of our bathrooms he has taken to doing all the other cleaning in the bathrooms as well. I am thrilled! Knowing he will take care of that loathsome task makes the rest of my housecleaning less onerous and dreaded for me.
If having my own personal bathroom cleaner means our guests will be treated to a bathroom viewing at the start of their visits I can certainly live with that.