Super behind on the thread. The only thing I remember offhand is being 'taught' chores. I never got any of that teaching from my parents- my mother isn't very domestic, but we were expected to do chores each day from about age 7 or 8 onwards. So I grew up with the knowledge that the bathroom, living room, porch, etc get cleaned every day (each of us kids got to pick one). We would tidy, dust, vaccuum etc every day.... which I always thought was ridiculous, but then when I went away to school and came back home to visit after the other kids had stopped being made to do chores... and I totally saw the benefit. The house was so much grosser when we weren't doing them every day.
That said-- no way I do them every day here. I would ideally clean the bathroom once per week (doesn't happen), and the fridge gets cleaned out 3-4 times a year. We've been here 4 years and I don't think we've ever cleaned under the fridge though. We have laminate flooring, and it really should be swept every day (but doesn't...) and I'm with the majority here... it only gets washed (swiffered) on rare ocassions. Although once every two weeks would probably have it looking prettier.
In us news... got DD's hazelwood necklace. Very excited about that. DH measured though, and it's huuuuge on her, so we have to keep a good eye to make sure it's staying tucked into her shirt.
Bought my stroller yesterday!! She's been fussy since we brought it home though, so other than watching DH set it up, I haven't had much chance to actually play around with it. So excited though!
Urg. So I bought a wetbag from a local company. 1.5 weeks into using it, the stitching at the top zipper started totally coming apart at an alarming rate. I emailed them, and they apolgozied and said they'd send me a new one. That was on the 16th, and so it should have gone out the next week... on the 19th or shortly after. I still haven't gotten it... And I emailed them again last week, and they said it went in the mail "a few days ago" and should be here soon. *sigh* It's been three whole weeks, and while I get that there were holidays in there... that's ridiculous. Mail locally here should only take 2-3 business days, not 15.
LLL meeting today! Excited, especially since I actually am having issues again. DD opens big and wide to latch, but then as soon as she gets on, she clamps her mouth down tight, and pulls off a bit. It seems like she does better at night when she's more tired, but I can't figure out the connection. She's just been playing sooo much lately... she'll only nurse for 5 minutes or so, but then want to play around- clamping, nibbling, tweaking my nipples with her hands, etc. And if I try to pull her away, she shrieks at me. *sigh*