Saturday Open Thread

November 10, 2012

It’s the weekend, y’all! And I have an amazing email to share.

It wasn’t sent to me; it was sent to the friends of some new parents, and one of those friends was so offended, they leaked it to Gawker. You know how when someone has a baby, friends often offer to help out however they can? Well, these parents decided to accept the help, but with very specific requests and instructions. Among the highlights:

3. Come over at about 2 in the afternoon, hold the baby while I have a hot shower, put me to bed with the baby and then complete one or more household chores, such as:
-fold laundry
-scoop the litter box
-take [our dog] for a well deserved walk or run around the neighborhood or park
-clean the kitchen or the bathroom
-vacuum

5. Come over in your work clothes and vacuum, dust, clean the litter box, and then leave quietly. It might be too tiring for me to chat and entertain, but it will renew my soul to get some rest knowing I will wake up to a clean, organized space.

7. Come over to fold laundry or clean and give [Parent] a break so she can go enjoy some r & r, go to a coffee shop, a bar, or something else fun. Vacuum and fold more laundry. Clean the litter box.

8. Make a giant pot of vegetable soup in our kitchen and clean the kitchen completely afterwards. Then take a big garbage bag and empty every trash basket in the house. Reline the kitchen garbage can with a fresh bag.

Ya think they hate cleaning their litter box much?

My favorite is #5: why work clothes? And someone who comes over, cleans your house and leaves quietly without even speaking to you is not your friend. That’s a frickin’ maid.

What say you? Is this refreshingly direct or just plain presumptuous? Or somewhere in between?

What are you up to this fine fall weekend? Chat away!