Very wise words in this post from Rhonda at Down to Earth.
I especially like the line..."Housework rewards us with homes we want to spend time in."
It got me thinking. I just love a clean, tidy house. The feeling of satisfaction I get in the afternoon when I have worked hard to get the house in just the right order, really is a good feeling.
When there is no washing in the basket - that is a good feeling. When I can walk on my kitchen floors without sticking to them - that is a good feeling. When I can climb into my bed with fresh, clean sheets - that is a good feeling. When I can go to the toilet without my husband's markings all over the bowl (ladies, you know what I mean!) - that is a good feeling.
So I think it's time for me to embrace making a home as my career. I do it as a chore and bitch and moan about it while I am doing it, but it takes up such a major part of my day so why approach it with negativity. Instead of seeing the housework part of my role as homemaker as something I resent having to do, I am going to start looking at the chores of our house as my work to create a home that is welcoming, relaxing and easy to be a part of.
I kind of like the idea of being called a homemaker too....