Years ago I remember seeing a photo of a 1940's woman holding a baby on her hip while vacuuming. I remember thinking, why would you ever do that?
I get it now.
Because Selah is afraid of the vacuum cleaner noise. And when I just can't stand how filthy the carpet is anymore, and she won't sleep through the noise, and I can't calm her by talking to her over the noise... I just pick her up and vacuum the house with her on my hip.
Wish I had that old 1940's picture right now.