There are some blogs that just suck you in. Blogs that aren’t just funny, but describe real life with the touch of snark that makes it bearable and even enjoyable, because it helps us find irony in the most annoying situations. Blogs that make you feel like that’s the way to look at life, and that’s the way to write, and damn it if you don’t want to meet this awesome blogger right.now. Marinka’s blog, Motherhood in NYC, is like that. I’d tell you to go check it out right now, if I wasn’t afraid you wouldn’t come back 😉 So go on, read her guest post, and then make sure you check out her blog, and see if you can just stop after one post, I dare ya.
Last week our brand new cleaning lady told us that she can’t clean our apartment anymore. She gave us some version of “it’s not you, it’s me” and promised to introduce her to a “friend” who could take over for her. Just like that.
She had cleaned for us twice, with her sister. A sister cleaning team that worked like a well oiled machine. If well oiled machines cleaned.
I was in awe of them that I said, as I was paying them, “help yourself to anything in the fridge” for no apparent reason. I wanted to relay that I really appreciated their hard work and that if they stuck with us, in addition to getting paid, they’d have access to the jar of pickles as well as lots of jam.
Perhaps that spooked them.
My husband told her that we’d have to think about it, so that’s what we’ve been doing. Thinking.
The Thinking has been going like this:
Husbandrinka: Why are we such rejects that even the cleaning lady quits after two weeks?
Marinka: Well, she is 9 months pregnant. And her sister got a full time job as a cabinet member in the Obama Administration (or maybe as a nanny).
Husbandrinka: Should we talk to her friend?
Marinka: Who is this friend person?
Husbandrinka: All I know is that she is a friend.
Marinka: A cleaning friend.
Husbandrinka: I assume that she does clean.
Marinka: What do we know about her?
Marinka: Well, we need someone to clean.
Marinka: We can’t live in dirt.
Marinka: I think we should hire her.
Husbandrinka: Maybe we should meet her first.
Marinka: Yes, and then we’ll think about it.
Because, apparently thinking is our strong suit.