Embracing my inner domestic goddess

It’s 6:45 AM my sister-in-law remarked “Isn’t it getting late for you to get to work?”. I turned back half-lazily to look at the clock, the numbers not serving to alarm me. “Yes.” I replied and went on to explain that these days I had decided to go with the flow. Get things done and leave home whenever I was done. Hanging up after a while, I busied myself packing lunches, doling out snacks in small boxes and pouring out the milk in bright-colored sipsters.

Packing the last of the boxes, I turned my attention to loading the dishwasher. Soaping and rinsing off stubborn patches, I realized how much I enjoyed this. The mundane tasks that I did each day. Day after day. On occasion, I look up daycare providers that also provide food and fantasize on how much time and effort I would save if I switched the girls’ over to one such place. Then reality sinks in. I know I will obsess over what they eat and regret not being able to pack their food.

Driving into work this morning, I reflected on how happy I felt on seeing a clean stove top or an empty laundry hamper. There is something about reducing entropy that is very satisfying. So, for now, I am rejoicing in the return of my inner domestic goddess.

Happy Monday people!

4 comments

  1. every single time you refer to your early morning( practically midnight) wake up, it makes me feel very guilty for some reason. Take a break, Laksh!:)

  2. The mundane is relaxing in a way – we aren’t thinking actively about what we are doing and that in itself forms a familiar territory. These days, my most relaxing days involve sticking home with family, cooking, cleaning and reading 🙂 Not at all the park hopper or the adventure seeker!

  3. “Soaping and rinsing off stubborn patches, I realized how much I enjoyed this”
    OK, I knew there HAD to be a catch somewhere…we couldn’t be all that alike – it is not natural ! There..that one saved the day.
    If there were a day care that provided food, I’d enroll my kid, my husband and myself in it !

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