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Did the Proverbs 31 woman have to clean toilet bowls?

Did the Proverbs 31 woman have to clean toilets?

Today I cleaned the toilet bowl in my bathroom and scrubbed out my shower. I think once every three years is often enough to scrub out my shower. The toilet bowl gets cleaned at least once a week.

Well, okay, at least once a month. Or maybe twice a month.

Today was the day.

Did the Proverbs 31 woman have to clean toilet bowls?

I am not a Proverbs 31 woman. I wake up early. But I don’t make bread at 4:00 in the morning, I write.

And I haven’t considered a field to buy or made my children clothes. My children wash their own clothes and are responsible to keep their own rooms clean or to keep their bedroom door shut.

Sometimes I cook, but usually we eat sandwiches or soup. I like to make a big batch of something and then feed the family leftovers all week. We eat a lot of frozen pizza and ready-made frozen meatballs. I prefer canned sardines and steamed peas.

I could be considered a Proverbs 31 woman as I do want to bring my husband good and not harm and I do work vigorously when I check my status updates on facebook every ten minutes.

I also don’t eat the bread of idleness because I don’t eat wheat and I am always cleaning the seven litter boxes. So maybe I am a Proverbs 31 woman. I don’t sell garments but I will sell my book this summer.

But my children don’t call me blessed, they call me Mama. My husband loves it when I wash his laundry, but I stopped doing it this summer. After twenty-three years of washing his clothes I decided to trade mowing the lawn for doing his laundry.

If I could qualify based on loving God and cleaning toilets, than I am a Proverbs 31 woman.

And who wouldn’t want to be her, she gets to wear purple all the time.

Do you think the Proverbs 31 woman had to clean toilet bowls? Please tell me in the comments. I want to know what you think. I’ll bet she had her maidservants clean the bathrooms. Or maybe they didn’t have toilets. Toilet paper wouldn’t be invented for another 1000 years.



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My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • Janelle

    If she had toilets, she probably cleaned them:) Love you, purple friend.

    • Hello Janelle,
      Yes, she does seem like a woman who didn’t mind getting her hands dirty, or one that shied away from hard work. I love you too, purple friend who lives in the most beautiful place in Canada.

  • No doubt, your husband sees your worth far above rubies. I think I’m in the same category when it comes to cleaning bathrooms. Thank goodness, they’re inside.

    • Hello Shelley,
      I think he does Shelley. Especially when I am not a nagging wife on the rooftop.
      I am also glad the toilets are inside. My Great Aunt had an outhouse on the farm and it was a bit chilly in the winter.

  • jane williams

    oh my gosh, I LOVE you… you are MY kind of purple wearing picture of perfection!

    • Ah, thank you Jane. How often do you clean your shower? Perhaps we both wear the same purple of perfection. 🙂
      I used steel wool and shampoo. It is more fun to clean something if it is really dirty, then when it gets clean it looks like a miracle just happened.