Today has been one of those wonderfully successful housewife days. And I couldn’t be happier! It started off pretty early (just shy of 7am) but I find that I have the most energy in the mornings, despite my love of sleep. It’s 10am and I have already cleaned the kitchen, done 2 loads of laundry, had breakfast, fed Oscar and made the bed. It’s mornings like this that remind me of why I wanted to stay home with our kids.
Creating Home – 1950s Here I come!
Some days I just feel like I am getting through, or getting by. I don’t feel motivated to do much of anything and it all just seems so hard and monotonous. But then I have a day like this and I am so right smack.dab. in the middle of my element that I just have to smile. I am not just cleaning the kitchen again, or changing the baby again. I am creating memories. I am creating HOME.
I want to be here and I want to serve my family. It’s honestly WHAT I WANT. I don’t mind being called domestic, or 1950s or ‘just a mom’, because it’s the one thing I have always wanted more than anything else. I want our children to have certain smells remind them of home or of a favorite season. I want them to remember reading together and how the house was always decorated a certain way at Christmas. That stuff doesn’t just happen. We make it happen! And I guess that’s what I am saying. If I ever had a calling, this is it. Sometimes even when we are doing the thing we love most, we can get bored or dissatisfied. In those times, I think it’s important to take it easy and ride it out. Turn on some music while you get things done and make those memories! I have a feeling, you’ll be glad you did.