Tuesday, 3 January 2012

The incompatibility of motherhood and housekeeping

Unsurprisingly, today has been more difficult for my happiness project.

I realised this morning, as I was trying really hard not to yell at the Little Big Fella for the 3rd or 4th time, that motherhood and housekeeping are actually incompatible.

I mean, think about it!  Motherhood - looking after a child/children (in my case a toddler), who learn best by touching and playing and experimenting with as many new things as they can possibly get their little hands on.

Compare this to the goals of housekeeping - keeping the house clean and tidy.  Like I said, completely incompatible!

Thankfully, the day picked up.  We went to the pool with my sister, brother and two nephews and had a good play and splash around, finishing up with a little picnic lunch for the Little Fellas.

I ran into a friend at the pool who was telling me about their family health issues that have come up over the past few weeks.  So again, high on my grateful list for today is that my family is healthy.

I know it sounds tacky and a bit passe but I think being thankful for your health every day is actually a really good thing.  I know I remember to be thankful for it every time I get a cold!!!

Oh!  And the other thing I did last night was download an app for learning Spanish.  I've wanted to do it since going to Mexico when I was 19 so I think it's about time I had a go at it!

On that note, adios!

1 comment:

  1. I'd rather visit a home that is cluttered with love, than a sterile environment where one is afraid to even leave an imprint in the cushions when one sits...