Saturday, December 17, 2011


I am not a housekeeper. Not professionally. And though it may someday be a phase in my life, being a full-time homemaker is not what I'm preparing myself for. I read and work and study vigorously. I plan to go to graduate school.

But guess what? When I come home from college, the thing I want to do most is just put things back in order. I love vacuuming and doing laundry. I read mommy blogs and use Pinterest and generally enjoy crafty things.

I'll never be just a housekeeper. (After all, who is?) But darn it, I like folding things, and I am not ashamed.

“I retain the long-held sense … that housekeeping—cooking and cleaning, laundry, all the large and small tasks that go into keeping a household humming along—was not a trivial matter but a serious one. People need to eat, to sleep, to have clothes to wear; they need a place to read, a place to play, a place in which to welcome guests and from which to go forth into the world.”
- Margaret Kim Peterson, Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life

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