For me, the key to becoming domestic is to start small. In order for me to want to continue my quest, I have to celebrate the small things. I’m still not going to magically wake up on morning and decide I’m going to clean the whole house. Please! I have to relish in the small accomplishments. To many of you, my accomplishments will seem ridiculous. But to me, accomplishing these things is a big deal.
Part of being domestically challenged means that I don’t want to cook, clean, do laundry, etc. I think part of my problem is laziness and that’s going to be the hardest hurdle to jump over. I think the other problem I have is confidence. Confidence that I can do these things and I can be a good housewife. By celebrating my small victories, I believe I can gain the confidence I need to continue my journey.
Here’s the first way I’m starting small. I’ve invited my best friend and her family over once a week for dinner. I’m going to cook something new every week (pretty much they’ve agreed to be my guinea pigs). They have agreed to be honest about the meal and offer up any suggestions that might make the meal better. Of course, if the meal turns out horrible, I’m going to have a frozen pizza in the freezer just in case!
I’ll blog about these meals and let you know if they turn out good…or bad!