Sunday, February 14, 2010
A natural Domestic Goddess in the making?
Ok, this is her playing a lovely make-believe game but her instinct and interests are so different from that of her brother that I really do believe she could be natural Domestic Goddess.
Now her brother has always loved helping with any baking BUT that is as far as it goes; he has never shown any interest in helping load the washing machine or empty the tumble dryer. If my litle girl spots me doing one of these jobs she is there offering her help, and slowing me down! If I am peeling vegetables she pulls the chair over and has to place them in the saucepan of (cold) water. When I am changing the beds she has to take the pillow cases off. If I am hoovering she always helps, and the same with dusting too; she has her own pink feather duster!
Most of the time this is adorable, though sometimes it is extremely inconvenient, but my point is her brother has never shown the same amount of interest in housework so does this mean she is a natural Domestic Goddess?
Probably not, reality is she probably just likes copying mummy and I am making to much of it! But it does seem to go deeper than that as she even will stop watching her favourite tv show to help!
Is it a gender issue? I don't think so; but my observations only involve a boy and a girl, I have no others to compare, so who knows. I won't be rushing to publish my opinions in a research paper thats for sure.
But I am absolutely amazed, compared to her brother at the same age, at how much she wants to be involved in helping with the daily chores, even cleaning the bathroom but I do draw the line when she wants to help clean the toilet!
Does this mean she keeps her own room and toys tidy? Of course not.
She is far messier than her brother but at least hopefully she is learning how to tidy up her mess. The question should probably be do you think she will still have a natural instinct to be a Domestic Goddess when she is a teenager?