Wednesday, January 24, 2007
In no way is the farm mundane. Maybe it is to farmers. But I doubt it.
What is mundane: dishwashing, clothes folding, sweeping, etc. Much the life of the mom. Well, everyone does those things, moms just do other people's mundane as well as their own. So, mathematically, they do more.
Anyway, I have really been appreciating the mundane lately. Crazy, right? But I have noticed that doing dishes and folding laundry and such is just enough something to not be sitting around, but not too much to exhaust. What I mean is, when I sit on the couch, I end up just wanting to sit on the couch. When I do the dishes, it gets me moving. It gets me thinking. What should I do next? And sometimes it IS: sit on the couch. But sometimes it motivates me to do something creative or productive or fun. I am appreciating the mundane as a time to think and reflect. Almost a time to recharge.
And I am taking pictures of mundane things too. And writing them down. Recently I wrote on the calendar, "Andrew didn't want to wear his mittens, even though it was freezing cold." Mundane, but in a nice way, meaningful. I love the little stuff. The little bits.
Maybe this is because I am a stay-at-home-mom and there are more little bits than big bits right now. But I am really enjoying the little bits.
So maybe it isn't all bad that I don't have a dishwasher. Or am i nuts?
Posted by Dave at 4:15 PM