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December 17, 2017 |
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Most days, I am part-time worker Bee and full-time parent. When I try
to do both, I generally fail at one or the other or both. I can’t bake
for the life of me so please do no sign me up for the school’s cup
cake drive. I will happily agree to take-out as long as it means my
hubby and I can sit on sofa, eat and drink our vino in peace (a.k.a
the kid is asleep).
I love to cook and bake, but I hate vacuuming, but that’s why I have a husband.
I’m a recently graduated college student trying to be a real adult. Let’s just say there have been some domestic bumps along the road, and that I no longer have many white items of clothing… I have a growing collection of dingy pink items though!
I have perfected the Trader Joe’s dinner party! It’s way more important to me to spend time with my friends than worry about every little detail.
Our family is currently hosting a 21 year-old Italian guy who LOVES to eat meat, meat, and MORE MEAT (horse is his absolute favorite!). I am completely squeamish about red meat to begin with, and my cooking skills failed to advance past about a fourth grade level, so I am waaaay too embarrassed to tell him that I haven’t the slightest idea how to cook even a simple pork chop. Instead, I am having to rely on my 18 year-old son to grill up the ghastly array of red, dripping meat selections that are suddenly finding their way into my kitchen (that, and a few stealthy trips to the deli counter at New Seasons, and my secret is safe — for now!).
I’m a full-time student, part-time JCrew salesperson, part-time nanny, and part-time actress. I love staying busy, but when I have free time I spend it watching True Blood or Skyping a friend. I love to bake, but not to cook (or do dishes. or clean at all.), and I honestly worry about not being the perfect wife/mother with dinner on the table and a perfectly organized house. I want to do it all, but I know I won’t be able to, and I know it will upset me.
I’m a full-time student with a passion for people and a handful of photography skills. I like to think that I’ll find a high-paying job that will blend them both, but with all the loans I’ve taken out it looks like I should become a surgeon.
Me? Domestic? Ha! My husband is the domestic diva in this house – he does all the shopping and cooking, among other things. I can make grilled cheese, PB, grill, pancakes and choc chip cookies – that’s about it! When I met my husband, he loved to cook. I told my mom I felt guilty that I didn’t cook and figured I needed to learn. My mom said, “you will always have plenty to do, so let him shop and cook.” It has worked for us for over 20 years!
I was way too domestic at a young age due to family illness. Now that I’m an “adult” and have a family of my own, there are just things that I don’t want to do anymore. AND, I’ve never done things the “right” way anyhow. I’m a Square Peg by virtue of just listening to myself and not to anyone else. And, I can’t keep my mouth shut!
I’m a student turned teacher and I can barely find enough time to keep my kiddos on task let alone my life! Love to cook and bake but recently, I confess take-out over having to plan another thing (or calculate portion differences for one) sounds too good to pass up!
I am a Square Peg because of my job. I work 80 hours a week and love my job; although my laundry pile can get quite high. I have also learned that the apartment doesn’t have to be perfect- it just has to be what you want it to be!
I absolutely love to cook. I’m picky about my ingredients (local, organic, sustainably raised) and I have been known to buy enough cheese for a cocktail party when it’s just my husband and I hanging out on a Friday in front of the tv. Yet, my laundry often sits in the washer for 24 hours until I remember, wash it again, only to forget it in the dryer for a week. And my dish-doing skills? Well, let’s just say I’m luck I married a man who enjoys cleaning ‘em up!
I am a domestic square peg because I can never cook or eat a nice meal without spilling it all over my shirt. Sometimes I am really clumsy and accident prone in the kitchen. Whatever! I have fun doing it!
As a college students my opportunities to cook have been very limited to this point. But let’s just say the few times I have found myself in the kitchen I’ve mixed up the salt and sugar proportions for the recipe… thankfully the taste-as-you-bake rule saved me before it was too late
I have found I prefer being at my barn in the dust and the dirt to cleaning dust and dirt in my home. Housework is easier if I have my spurs on! Love this non-domestic goddess phase of my life!
Even though I grew up with a great mother who loved me and did all she could to raise me right, there are a few essential domestic qualities that must have slipped through the life curriculum my mom taught me. Things I am embarrassed to admit I have no idea how to do. Such as ironing–I think I’ve picked up an iron maybe once in my life. Sad, I know. But whenever something needed to be ironed, my mom would say (in her very Armenian way), “Bring me a spray bottle! We will spray some water on it and the wrinkles will fall out!”
So there it is…I’m a non-ironer. And lets not even get into sewing…
I’m getting much better at cooking, but when I make mistakes? The four-letter words fly thick and fast.
I like being able to put my feet in a million different worlds. In the same day, I can attend meetings, go to class, cook a dinner, go for a run, and socialize with friends. But I’m always running about 5 minutes later than planned (!), but all I have to do is sit back and know it will all be accomplished somehow!
I would love to have a dinner party but I’m intimidated.
I want a hot breakfast for my kids, but sometimes heating a bagel is the best I can do.
I want to clean my house once a week, but once a month may have to suffice.
I always want to be on time, but sometimes I’m late.
My “whites” aren’t always so white.
I want to remember birthdays, but it’s a challenge remembering my own!
Did I mention sometimes I forget?!
Yep, that’s me– definitely a Domestic Square Peg.
I am who I am and I wouldn’t change we a thing– thanks DSP for creating a community where it’s fun not to “fit in”!
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