We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I agree. Cleaning is useful as distraction therapy when angry at husbands or obnoxious teenagers, but otherwise soul-destroying. I'd like to have a clean house, but can't afford illegals to do it for me, and would prefer to read in the few hours a week that I am not at work and taking care of my family. And even when I was at home, it was a choice: Do I read to my kids for hours a day, or tidy up the playroom endlessly. I read, they now read, we all read endlessly and tread carefully so as not to trip in the playroom.
Basic kitchen hygiene is non-negotiable, but bearable because it is just part of cooking which I love.
House cleaning is an aquired but necessary evil, which I learned with the assistance of my Dear Mother's backhand at a very early age. Now, more than half a century later, I still clean up the old homestead to her exacting standards at least twice each year, whether it needs it or not. Mom would be so proud!