My mom's a perfectionist, sadly I am not.
My mom is amazing. No matter when you go to her place, every nook and corner is gleaming and there’s not a chair out of place. The curtains are always washed, cushions straight and not a speck of dust anywhere.
Everything in her 3fridge and freezer is stored in an organized manner and she can cook a meal for 24-36 people easily because she has all basic ingredients cooked and frozen.
While my sisters and I were growing up, every weekend, she made us clean out cupboards, closets , bookshelves etc and there was never anything disorganized in our home.
I always saw her cleaning up things and putting away anything that was out of place. Her qualities are held up as an example in our extended families and everyone is full of praise for her cooking and housekeeping skills.
Now that I am married, I keep a house of my own., Sadly my housekeeping skills are not so great as hers. It is not that I like clutter but keeping a clean, organized house is very difficult with four active kids in the house.
But when I remind myself, she had five kids to raise, this seems like a paltry excuse. I sometimes feel ashamed of not taking after her but her perfectionism has come at a great cost to her health. She is not happy with anything less than perfect while I am not always bothered.
If you had to choose, what quality would you prefer...a perfectionist with an impeccable house or a happy, carefree soul..or is it possible to be both?
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