Monday, July 28, 2008

i hate your vacuum.....

its so funny how things in your life effect you....when my husband and i got married we had to do counseling w/ the church for what seemed like months (we had 10 lessons we had to attend). at first it seemed rather uncomfortable sitting there w/ the preacher talking about why we loved one another but as the weeks went on, it actually taught us a lot about each other.
each week, we had to read a chapter in this book and do a worksheet afterwards. one week we had to a lesson on how we were raised. it was like a questionnaire with duties and then columns on each side labeled mother, father, both. this was probably one of the most valuable lessons b/c what you had to do was circle which person did that specific duty in your family a.) your mom, b.) your dad, or c.) both. b/c that was what your perception on that specific duty would basically be going into your marriage. for example...it would say who takes out the trash.... my answer was b. my dad (later i have learned that my mom does it a lot more) and in our marriage, warren generally is the garbage man.
anyways, what i have realized in my 4 yrs of marriage is how you are raised has a huge effect on "your life"...not that i need a book to point that out. well, the reason i am writing this in a round about way is because of a simple thing called a vacuum cleaner...my loving husband was raised on a canister vacuum cleaner. you would think something as simple as a vacuum cleaner wouldn't have that much effect on your life but i was raised on what i consider a normal vacuum...the upright kind. i HATE our vacuum cleaner, in fact, i love to blame that stupid thing on why i can't vacuum. it is the heaviest thing ever!!! it has these wheels on it that is somehow suppose to make the thing easier- give me a break!! i am sweating my butt off from vacuuming the house. i have to constantly tug on that thing, pick it up b/c it runs into the walls, add different parts to it...it sucks- literally!! i almost took out my child this AM...one swift tug and she is history.
my mom can second my opinion...she hates that evil vacuum too (when i was on bed rest for a life time she helped out and tried vacuuming with that stupid canister)!! so to make a long story short...i wasn't raised on that evil canister vacuum...i am here to say my vacuum (the normal kind) is WAY better and so i think i need to boycott vacuuming until a normal kind arrives at our humble abode. no disrespect to my in-laws who are the best thing ever; i just dislike the vacuum you raised my husband on!!

10 comments:

benson said...

We have the kind of vacuum that's built in..LOVE it!!! The BEST, I am talking THE BEST ever!! Only a hose to move around and the "dumper" is in the garage so it's easy to clean out too. If you ever have the chance--get it!

indecisive friend said...

I agree...I think a canister type would be horrile. But if you are in the market for a new vacuum...you definitely need to get a DYSON. I heard this before I purchased one and didn't know how a vacuum could be so much different except for the price...which the Dyson is rather pricey at about $400 but sooooo well worth it. That thing gets up dust from I don't know where...I think it sucks it from the subfloor below and it isn't too heavy and no bags needed. I saw some last week at Tueday Morning foe $150 less than Target...I say splurge and get the DYSON...awesome investment...Can you tell I have become a stay at home mom and get so excted about a vacuum!!!!

Rebecky said...

How much coffee did you have this morning? :-) Love you!

Ashley said...

I agree completely! Both about the vacuum and about how our upbringing plays into our lives. Try a Kirby vacuum...you won't be sorry.

megan said...

i believe in upright, bagless, self-propelled vacuums.
my mom had a the canister type when i was growing up. i hated using it. she finally upgraded to an upright and has never looked back.

I am Trish Marie said...

First, I HATE those canister vacuums.

Second, when Kenny and I merged all of our belongings into one house, he REALLY wanted to use HIS iron. Fine. Whatever. Until five months later that thing spit rust onto my white shirt. I yelled at him, "YOUR STUPID IRON RUINED MY SHIRT!" It was clearly his fault, being the original owner of the iron.

MaryBeth said...

So if you had to get the kind your husband grew up with make him vacuum with the stupid thing. If you do get a new one make sure it is not a gift it is still his fault and you should probably get a present because you should never have had to use the awful thing in the first place!
MB

Anonymous said...

This topic is so funny. My in-laws gave us a lead-weight cannister right after we got married (even though I already had a perfectly new upright). Fortunately they regularly send over their housekeeper too, so I don't have to use the blasted thing. It's baffling to me that anyone would PREFER a canister!

Angelica Joy said...

It's funny reading this thread because here in Australia there are no upright vacuums sold in stores apart from the Dysons. Cannisters are the most popular vacuums here, but it seems in the USA it's the other way around...it's funny how we all see things diffferently depending on what others around us see as "norm".

Angelica Joy said...

It's funny reading this thread because here in Australia there are no upright vacuums sold in stores apart from the Dysons. Cannisters are the most popular vacuums here, but it seems in the USA it's the other way around...it's funny how we all see things diffferently depending on what others around us see as "norm".