Then I said: "Wouldn't it be great if we could form a group that would commit to spending a few hours every couple of weeks to help each other with these kinds of things?"
It would be like a chore co-op. One person might need to paint a room, another might need to refinish her wood floors, and a third might just need to deep clean her house. The group would meet at each other's houses, work for a few hours and then order pizza, break out the wine and celebrate their accomplishment.
My only problem would be revealing how disgustingly filthy my house really is, how scuffed the floors, how dingy the walls, how embarrassingly high the piles of flotsam and jetsam my family can produce. But, if I could get a group of women to help me with my chores, I could be persuaded to get over this particular hurdle. Not to mention how happy I would be to help other women with their house keeping jobs. I always work better when I have someone working with me. It would be like an old fashioned barn raising, or a quilting bee, only slightly different.
Am I crazy, or is this a good idea?