If you took the word domestic, which means to perform tasks and manage activities pertaining to home, household, and/or family members, and combine it with the words square peg, which means to not fit in, you would get a Domestic Square Peg. By definition a Domestic Square Peg is a person (woman or man) who no matter how hard they try to be good at domestic life, always feels like they don’t totally fit it.
As the lines of traditional domestic roles blur, the Domestic Square Peg community continues to grow.
Now, it is important to note that being a Domestic Square Peg does not mean you are a domestic failure or that you are giving up on domestic life. A Domestic Square Peg keeps doing their best to be a good person, a good partner or spouse, a good parent, and a good friend, all while trying to manage overly busy lives.
Those of us in the Domestic Square Peg community try and occasionally succeed at domestic tasks such as meal planning rather than heavily relying on takeout. They may occasionally bake a pie rather than buying one from the bakery. And sometimes they cheerfully drive a clean car, full of clean children to school without yelling at them about being late (again).
However, a Domestic Square Peg will also accept and even embrace the fact that takeout saves them when it’s dinner time and there’s nothing in the fridge but ketchup. And let’s face it, there is peace of mind in knowing the bakery has darn good desserts – since there is a 60/40 chance the pie will be burnt. Domestic Square Pegs know that a dirty car, semi-clean kids, and a few school tardies won’t keep their kids from graduating. (Hopefully!)
And lastly, a Domestic Square Peg will never be, nor truly aspire to be, a domestic diva or a domestic stud. There are plenty of those out there whom Domestic Square Pegs appreciate and admire for everything they do to help the less domestically inclined. From sewing costumes for school plays to helping with home repairs, the Domestic Square Peg COMMUNITY loves them for their perfect domestic round pegness and their kind acceptance of our domestic square pegness.
And most importantly, a Domestic Square Peg believes that always trying to be perfect and fit in is overrated, but finding what fits for them is not.
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