I think it's time for some True Slovenly Housekeeper Confessions.
And by the way, totally off subject, may I say how much I adore the British use of the word "sluttish" as a synonym for slovenly. It's so much more amusing. I would use it more often, if the American meaning of the word wouldn't get me so many funny looks.
I mopped the kitchen floor yesterday. It had gotten way too gross to stand any longer, what with a pickle brine spill, dogs tracking in mud, and what appeared to be some of A.'s very red spice rub flung at random about the floor. While I was mopping, it occurred to me that SOME people probably mop their kitchen floors on a regular basis, not just when they get too disgusting to tolerate. Some people may do it every week. Or more frequently. I should be one of those people, because our kitchen gets a lot of heavy, very dirty traffic, and the floor is always pretty nasty. Except it's for that very reason that I DON'T do it all that often. It's such a Sisyphean task, you know? No sooner has the floor partially dried than dirty boots are stomping through, someone drops food on the floor getting lunch, or the dogs come in and spread their filth with abandon. It's dispiriting.
I figured that the last time I mopped was about a month ago. The time before that? Who the hell knows.
I'm pretty sure I will not be getting the Housekeeper of the Year Award this year.
So tell me, duckies: How often do YOU mop your kitchen floor?