Over and above this, Caddy was very anxious "to learn housekeeping," as she said.
So what with working and housekeeping, and lessons to Charley, and backgammon in the evening with my guardian, and duets with Ada, the three weeks slipped fast away.
Fathers and mothers are too absorbed in business and housekeeping
to study their children, and cherish that sweet and natural confidence which is a child's surest safeguard, and a parent's subtlest power.
I then put it to Miss Mills, to say whether she considered that there was or was not any practical merit in the suggestion I had been anxious to make, concerning the accounts, the housekeeping
, and the Cookery Book?
Joe - I never thought I was going to rob Joe, for I never thought of any of the housekeeping
property as his - united to the necessity of always keeping one hand on my bread-and-butter as I sat, or when I was ordered about the kitchen on any small errand, almost drove me out of my mind.
Bennet planned the courses that were to do credit to her housekeeping
, when an answer arrived which deferred it all.
As summer advances, he gives up his bachelor rambles, and bethinking himself of housekeeping
duties, returns home to his mate and his new progeny, and marshals them all for the foraging expedition in quest of winter provisions.
"And now, my dear companions," said Michel Ardan, "let us make ourselves at home; I am a domesticated man and strong in housekeeping
. We are bound to make the best of our new lodgings, and make ourselves comfortable.
"I shall leave you to do the housekeeping
for a few days."
In fact it was an immense relief to them all to have a little work, and they took hold with a will, but soon realized the truth of Hannah's saying, "Housekeeping ain't no joke." There was plenty of food in the larder, and while Beth and Amy set the table, Meg and Jo got breakfast, wondering as they did why servants ever talked about hard work.
"I never enjoyed housekeeping, and I'm going to take a vacation today, and read, write, go visiting, and amuse myself."
It contained, in addition to the necessary articles for housekeeping
, a "bunk" or berth for Mr.