Five Things I Simply REFUSE to Do Every Day

I wrote about the things I simply HAVE to do every day, and the things I simply HATE to do every day. Now here are the things I simply REFUSE to do every day. To be fair, the only reason I can get away with not doing some of these things is because I have older kids who can do things for themselves. So if you’re in the stage of having littles, I’m so sorry. Hang in there. It will get better. And if it makes you feel any better, I didn’t do some of these things every day, even when I was the only one who could and I really, really should have.

Five Things I Simply REFUSE to Do Every Day

Things I simply REFUSE to do every day:


Make breakfast

With so many easy (if not particularly healthy) options out there like cold cereal and Pop Tarts, I just can’t bring myself to cook a nutritious breakfast for my family every day. Or really, ever. Make your own dang breakfast, kids.

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She’s making her own dang breakfast.



Another thing I stopped doing every day. I love being clean, but I hate how long it takes to get showered and ready every single day. Ugh. It’s just such a pain. So I started doing it every other day and I save so much time and energy. Two things to note: Dry shampoo is the best thing ever, and when I workout and get sweaty and stinky, I do shower every day. Just to clarify.



Luckily, I don’t have to do this every day anymore. My kids are supposed to do it as one of their chores. But they don’t always “remember.” Which means it either goes undone, or I do it. But I certainly don’t do it every day. Even when it needs to be done, I often refuse to. It’s the principle of the thing. Why would I continuously do my kids’ jobs for them? Which brings me to…



This really should be done multiple times a day. With a toddler who dumps out bags of cereal (also shredded cheese) on the regular, it’s an absolute essential. But I don’t do it. One of my kids has this as an assigned chore every day, and that knowledge alone is enough to make me refuse to sweep. No matter how much it crunches when I walk through the kitchen, I will hold out until J-Dub gets home from school so HE can sweep it up.



My oldest kids do their own laundry, but I do everyone else’s. Even though I really don’t mind loading and unloading the washer and dryer that much, I just can’t bring myself to do it every single day.  And yes, we go through enough laundry that we would need to do it every single day. But I’d much rather do extra loads one day, and have a day off from it the next. Maybe I’m playing a psychological game with myself so that I don’t feel like I’m on a hamster wheel doing the same thing day in and day out, but it works. Oh, and don’t get me started on actually folding the laundry. That gets done like, once a week. If we’re lucky.

What things should you probably do every day that you absolutely refuse to do? Or am I the only one who’s that stubborn?

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1 thought on “Five Things I Simply REFUSE to Do Every Day

  1. Yes to the showering. It takes so freaking long. Adult hair doesn’t need to be washed every day, and unless you’ve been sweating a ton and you stink, the rest of you doesn’t either. Also, you can say that you’re saving water which is good for the environment.

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