I thinks it's a good idea for some people, but my mom is a very clean person, so if I do what she asks the house stays clean.
I was going to say that I too would rather knit, but that's not true all the time.
I did a dumb thing a couple years ago, being extremely tomboyish, I made a great effort to cultivate feminine characteristics. Unfortunately, I think I've gone too far, because I admitted the other day that I actually enjoy housework. (Well, not to my mother , to someone else, don't tell mom I said that!)
Being an extreme melancholic, I can be content with pretty much anything slow and boring.
OMG, I kid you not, my mom just called "We've got some housework to do, come on."
This is me right now.
(Okay, not really.)