Let's talk Housework!9:21 AM
I know there are a lot of people who don't like Housework and I'll admit that I went through that stage too, I honestly did not want anything to do with it. I felt like it was torture and just boring and annoying LOL
But as I got married and had children and became a Stay at Home Mom, I came to realize that housework is a part of my life, it's simply a part of making my home comfortable and cozy for my family.
Like making the beds. Do you know how many friends I've had over the years who have said "what's the point, you just going to get back in there again and mess it up" LOL Well yeah, if you think about it that way, it's true, it's kind of pointless, but I see it as putting together a wonderful comfy area for our bodies to rest after a hard day. For me, there's nothing better than climbing into a clean and tidy bed.
Laundry couldn't be any easier if you think about it. I remember from my childhood, having to wash clothes and scrub them on the washboard, and forget dryers, the baskets of wet clothes was hauled outside to hang on the clothesline. I think that's where I developed my love for air dried laundry.
Nowadays, you chuck them into the washer and then switch them to the dryer and most don't even iron them anymore....whereas I remember from my childhood, everything was ironed, including underwear.
So yeah, laundry for me is not hard to do at all, time consuming because it seems to multiply by the hour, but not a difficult job.
Cooking and baking, well I don't think I even need to explain do I? LOL I think everyone and their mother knows what I feel about being in the kitchen and making food for the family. I feel like I'm contributing to their well being, being able to produce a homecooked meal and having my family enjoy it and appreciate it. The fact that my children tell anyone they meet that mommy makes the best food, makes me happy, and it's worth all the time spent in the kitchen.
Then there are the chores that I could do without but it still doesn't bother me to do them. I mean, scrubbing toilets and bathtubs are not on my list of enjoyable things to do, but yet they're an integral part of homemaking and creating that wonderful place for my family.
But like I said in the beginning, I know there are those out there that dislike housework and I'm not going to tell anyone that you have to enjoy it and embrace it, I'm just going to say that maybe you could look at it as something you do for yourself and your family, just remember that all it takes is a change in your way of thinking. That's how it worked for me, I stopped fighting it and hating it and going into it with annoyance and negativity because when I did I found that everything went wrong and it was pure torture to get through the day of cleaning, now I just pop in some music, or turn on the TV and actually enjoy housework.
So now you tell me, where do you fall in the housework category:
- You enjoy it
- You don't enjoy it but it doesn't bother you
- You would rather have a root canal than do any kind of housework, it's torture
- You refuse to do it at all
Let's chat shall we.
And before I go, let me just show you my Library Book Basket, I just refilled it this morning with some titles that I'm really looking forward to reading.
Here's a closer look at the books, if you see one you've read, let me know what you thought ok?