the grammar of housework

sept 12 035

i am edging toward a cleaning routine, making time to keep house, encouraging our environment to support our work.   last night i was giving the bathroom a once over and noticed that the tub wasn’t really all that grimy.  it’s been cleaned it in recent memory.  and the regular cleaning is having a cumulative effect.

and i wonder if our children’s education isn’t like that as well.  small attention over time–like reading poetry each morning with breakfast–can reap exponential benefits.  maybe the trick lies in discovering the rhythms and routines that support that kind of learning.

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