Monday, October 29, 2012
There are so many things I would like to do at home, but they are all related to recreation. This makes it difficult for me to actually work in, and around the home. I would rather have a day of ease and enjoyment. This is mostly a daily battle.
I have to make housework fun and pleasant so it seems like recreation. Yesterday, I kept calling for my 15 year old son, John. I told him, "We should spend some time together. Since I love cleaning, let's do that!" He would just smile and walk away. He thinks I am funny. But I was serious. (gentle smiles)
There has to be some way I can make housework exciting for my family. Sometimes we talk and laugh while we work. This is a great way to pass the time, and get things accomplished. But here is the problem - it is not really about getting things accomplished, it's about enjoying the process of maintaining a home.
Right now, here in New England, it is shockingly beautiful outside. I think I will sweep the porch. Maybe someone will rake the leaves while I am out there. Then we can sit and visit before coming back inside.
I can also ask someone to help me bake cinnamon rolls. I am sure plenty of people will help us eat them! There is fun in family - centered homemaking.
Little Girls used to dream about having a house and a family of their own. Now that we are grown up, isn't housekeeping and motherhood just as exciting as it was then? Or did we forget to make our own fun, and enjoy playing house?
Creating meals, setting tables, washing dishes, baking, and reading to children are all lovely activities. . . There can be joy in cleaning and organizing.
I wonder. . . Can't we all just wake up excited to be able to wash our floors? Maybe If I ask John to help me. . . .
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