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I don't know about you,

 

but I'm fed up with feeling a total failure because my home doesn't look as if Home Front have run riot in it, and there is absolutely no decking in our garden whatsoever! And I'm afraid we don't have a "Water Feature", only a pond. So rather than adjust my standards accordingly, I've decided that it is society that ought to change! My friends will laugh, my husband will be horrified, my mother will reach for her Dettox spray, but I think it's time for

 

The Campaign for the Relaxation of Absurd Standards in the Home!

 

I want my home to be a home, not a showcase! I want my children to feel free to play imaginatively & creatively, (which often means messily,) and bring their friends home, without worrying that they are spoiling an image of perfection. I don't want to waste our money acquiring strange and deadly chemicals to make our home smell synthetically pleasant and give us all asthma. And I don't want to apologise for this any more! We have become so indoctrinated by the adman's expertise that anything less than shining perfection seems to be abject failure. But I can't help feeling that as long as certain minimum hygiene standards are met, I've got more important or interesting things to do (like enjoy my children) than redecorate the house at 6 monthly intervals. Or, in fact, iron knickers!

 

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