Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Introduction

I decided to start up this blog as a way of chronicling my adventures as a housewife and mom, in hopes that I would connect somehow to "the outside world" and perhaps even entertain a few people along the way. In my current stage in life, I confess I do not get out much, so this is a good outlet for me. I have not been a stay-at-home mom for very long. Well, I guess we're coming up on a year here. I have a 2 1/2 year old son named Cody and a 10 1/2 month old son named Jamie. I grew up with only sisters, so now that I am surrounded by boys (husband Mike included) I admit that I am both clueless and overwhelmed. Don't get me wrong, I love my boys dearly, but I have no background in understanding what makes them tick. My toddler continuously baffles me with the things he does and I know it is only a matter of time before his brother starts doing the same. So, I am learning as I go, though very slowly, it seems. In truth, I am not very domestic in any sense of the word. I am not a good cook, and my culinary exploits often end in some kind of unnatural disaster. Even now, I am wracking my brain to come up with something to make for supper tonight other than pancakes. So far, drawing a blank. When my husband and I both worked full time, he often cooked supper, which I greatly appreciated. In truth, I'm not just bad at cooking. I also really hate it. I have this thing about touching raw meat. Pathetic, right? Anyway, now that I am "not working" anymore (that is to say, I gave up my 37.5 hour a week job for a 13 hour a day, 6-7 day a week job with no salary), I figure it is only fair that I start preparing supper in the traditional housewife way so that my husband comes in the door only to be seated within minutes at the table in front of a piping hot meal. As such, I have started the process of trying to domesticate myself. Hm. Pancakes are considered a hot meal, aren't they? How did my mother have the energy to raise three girls and still keep her house spotless and cook supper every night? This is one of the great mysteries of the world...at least, to me. I hope that as I travel this road, I will somehow find the secret. If I do, I will surely pass it on to those out there who are just as mystified by this whole concept as I am.

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