Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Come What May, and Love it

Well, this post was going to be me venting. However, I am going to turn everything I was going to complain about into something as positive as I can manage. Ok, so the dishes have piled up, the crumbs have been accumulated on the counters, the dishwasher remains clean and full for a whole day and the stove has splats on it that you have no idea what made it! Sounds frustrating? Well, only if you take it that way. I'm going to force myself to see it this way: I had such a wonderful and loving mother who took the time to teach me how to clean and how to keep a clean home, and now it is my turn to practice. At home it was easy to say "But he's (or she's) the one who made the mess!!!!" and they had to clean it up, or you were forced to and you did it grumpily. However being a "mature" college freshman (I don't know how mature they can be...) you can't say things like that. You leave things, hoping they will pick it up, and finally when it drives you insane enough, you practice the skills your mother has so lovingly forced you to learn. And you clean. You are frustrated and annoyed, and you are thinking, when I'm married it won't be like this! haha, yeah. I'm sure all you married people are telling me to think again. Instead it will be your husband leaving his dishes and mess around the kitchen, the kids will make messes and dirty the furniture and windows and doors, the food will be on the floor and everywhere that it doesn't belong. And I tell myself, at least then it's my responsibility. But, I'm practicing. I'm trying to put a smile on my face and remind myself that someday these people will learn to clean up after themselves. Maybe they will learn that when you have turned out the light and gone to bed not to come knocking on your door. Or maybe they will realize that you are sick of them singing the entire song on the top of their lungs that you happened to just make reference to. Maybe...but chances aren't very high. So instead: Come what may...and love it. So this is now my new goal. Come what may, and love it. (I don't know how well that "venting" went positive, but I'm a lot more relaxed now :D )


  1. poor you. I'm sorry. I was the same way as you are but then somewhere along the line I got a little lazy with my own messes. they don't seem so awful when they are your own messes. :) Good luck!

  2. Hmmm...I wonder who you're talking about! I have no idea!! And just so you know, they will NEVER learn!!