Thursday, September 10, 2015

Being a domestic goddess

I never thought I would be good at being a domestic goddess, but I think I would make quite an awesome domestic goddess. The reason for this new found confidence in my housewife capabilities comes from my current track record. I've recently taken a sabbatical for 3 months due to some personal reasons and have been spending it at home. I've come to realise that being a domestic goddess takes a fair amount of managerial capabilities. I would put up a power point presentation to support this, but let's not get too managerial at this point.
Being a domestic goddess includes a fair bit of managing. We have 3 household help, a cook and a driver. When you have a team running the house for you, you need to clearly demarcate duties. Cue in: My amazing managerial qualities. Do you know the number of times I have prevented a fight from breaking out in the house? Do you ? It also involves some amazing negotiation skills if you have to get them to do the work you want them to do. Yes, you are going to hear the word amazing a number of times today.
Being a domestic goddess is hard work. I have only come to realise how easy my mother made it look. There are so many damn responsibilities to take care of. There's the house, the cleaning, the laundry, the cooking, the grocery shopping. I could go on, but you get the gist. I think housewives are the most under-appreciated workers of our economy. The kind of work they do, it's like running a company. They are like the CEO of the house and they've got all these sub-divisions under them.
I think I might have inherited my amazing (yes, there it is again) qualities at being a domestic goddess from my mom. I'm nowhere as brilliant as she is. But I try to do well.
My favourite department is cooking. I love to cook. I love to watch cooking shows more. But cooking is pretty amazing too. Especially baking. Have you ever knead dough? It is the MOST SOUL SATISFYING thing ever. With each fold that you massage, you can feel all your tension massaged away. It's also amazing for when you need to beat the crap out of someone. But I suggest not using that batter for a pie, coz it won't turn out nice.
I could stay up all night telling you guys about how tough it is to be a domestic goddess and how fun it is (especially going grocery shopping, where I ALWAYS go overbudget). But I won't. Because it is 1. And every domestic goddess needs her beauty sleep.
Signing off
The Rambler

1 comment:

Serendipitous said...

Ramblers negotiations and settling fights? Looks like somebody is not able keep the professional away from the personal!