Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cleaning the House with a Kvetch

I just couldn't help myself with this one...Yes it has to do with cleaning the house for Passover (Pesach) but the "cry for housecleaning help" is universal. For those that don't know, before Passover, Jewish families, aka the women, clean every nook and cranny of the house looking for anything that could be considered unleavened food (gentiles generally call it "spring cleaning"). During the Passover holiday, to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt, Jews are not allowed to eat or have anything in their home with any kind of leavening ingredients, so, of course,  it becomes the womenfolk's job to rid the house of all the miscreant chametz. I do have to say that matzoh, that unleavened bread, is one of HSB's favorite foods. Don't ask me why he thinks its great. Eats it plain too...




Personally, I  just think the ineffectual mom in the video needs to have some teens with a gaming obsession and to tell them that if they don't help with the mess, they don't get games. Works for me, well as long as there are games the boys want to purchase. If no games are desired, I am all on my own, until I start to yell and nag and they help clean because they want me to shut up. Of course we then come back to the theory that they should help in the house because they live in the house but that is an issue for another day...

Until next time,


Elise

P.S. Not sure if there is significance to the maids name. Goyta can be a play on a medical condition, a lump in the thyroid, something that is harmful and uncomfortable. Or it can be a play on the  Yiddish word for non-Jewish older woman-goya. Or it can just be a silly name....By the way, I found this video on a blog by Chas Newkey-Burden called Oy Va Goy. A celebrity biographer from Britain and self-proclaimed Judeophile.