I love it when my tub sparkles! Although I confess I hate housework. I want a sparkly house just by clicking my heels together :)
I don't know why, but I have never hated it. Sometimes tired of it, though!
I love shiny floors. And fresh sheets, dusted tables, vacuumed sofa cushions and swept porches. I once overheard my daughter say as she came in from school, "Ahhh the house smells so good. I love it when Mom's been home all day by herself." made it all worth it.
My kids say the same thing!
Being the househusband in our home, I can honestly say that I have never seen my tub sparkle, nor my floors shine. The claw bathtub was already ancient, before I salvaged it from a neighbor's field, having served as a horse trough, for an undetermined period of time, before being refurbished by yours truly, and installed thirty years ago, come this summer. After I am done sweeping, mopping, and cleaning the tub, the only sparkle I see comes from Annie's eyes, as she looks around, smiles, and says, "Nice."
When my husband was deployed a few years ago, I stripped linoleum, glue and years of varnish off our hardwood floors, sanded and re-varnished them. When clean, the floors can still produce that lovely shine!