I posted a while back about my lack of homemaking skills – not dogging on myself, just being honest.
God has been working on my heart since then and I’ve been putting my heart into my home more.
Including my formerly least desired task.
For some reason, I just DREADED ironing.
But when you’re the wife of a medical student and future doctor, ironing is a must. Unless we want a HUGE dry-cleaning bill.
So part of my new schedule includes just a half hour of ironing every Monday and Tuesday.
I get the kids settled down for rest time, turn on some worship music and start ironing.
And it is amazing how much I can get done in thirty minutes.
And how relaxing it is.
Did I just say ironing was RELAXING?
Yes I did.
I guess I’m learning to love it.
And seeing my hubby in a shirt and tie every day doesn’t hurt either.
Which household chore have you learned to love? Which one are you still working on loving?
I’m also linking up to Homemaking Day over at Raising Homemakers! Great posts to encourage any homemaker!
I don’t have a dish washer (yet) so washing dishes is my least fav thing. But I have found that even though I love family time after meals, getting the dishes done right away, leave me to have MORE family time!
My mother-in-law loves to iron for this very reason–it’s so relaxing. She will repeat Scripture she’s memorizing or pray. She doesn’t mind a bit! I ironed some clothes just yesterday and decided there is something rewarding about taking something hopelessly wrinkled and turning it into something flat and relatively wrinkle-free (I’m not very good at it). It’s kind of like turning liquids into solids via baking, and I’ve always liked baking. You can see clear results.
I dislike most housekeeping chores, but laundry is something I’ve shifted on. I think because I’m so grateful I don’t have to scrub my clothes against a rock by hand. On warm, sunny days, I like hanging them outside, too, which is super-relaxing.
I don’t like taking them down, though, or folding. Or putting away.
I think I’m just lazy!
I do like ironing but it scares me when the boys are around. I don’t want to burn them (and I don’t want to ruin things). But mostly I iron my own stuff when I need it ironed.
I hate dishes. I’m working on it. If I’m not overwhelmed by them, I don’t mind them, especially when it means ditching bath time. I don’t like giving baths.
And putting away laundry. I don’t mind washing/drying/folding but I hate putting stuff away.
And dusting….crap, I’m pretty sure I’m a terrible domesticated housewife LOL
Good for you, girl! That is encouraging to hear. I too am trying to embrace my homemaking skills (good and bad) with a fresh new outlook. God is really helping me! I NEVER thought I would have a cleaning schedule…or be a meal-planning mom. Hahaha : ) But here I am, and it is totally working for my family and I. God is good.
Lots of love!
Washing dishes makes me feel this way. Personally, I haven’t actually ironed anything since…well, since….totally drawing a blank now!
I am with you I am not a chores fan at all. I luckly married a clean freak who likes the way he cleans better then the way I do. Works for me.
But I will have to take these suggestions for the next time it is my turn to do some chores.
Dusting. I hate dusting. I have been working on improving that! I am keeping my dusting cloth available and taking the time several days a week to dust and oil 1 piece of furniture. Much easier than trying to every piece at one time.
I have learned to love cooking. Oh, wait, I’ve always loved to cook! ;o) But I don’t like laundry! I’m learning to not dislike it quite so much now that my kids can help with it ;o) That makes SUCH a difference!
And nice to “meet” you too!