Friday, March 12, 2010

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Some days I feel like I never leave the kitchen. Is this good or bad? Depends on who you talk to. If you're talking to Alice from The Brady Bunch, it's dreamy. All those happy kids who eat everything you cook, a boss who is definitely on something, and a boyfriend who gives you free meat. What's not to love about being in the kitchen?

And others equate kitchen-hood as complete drudgery, monotony or shear torture. Which one are you? An Alice or a Torturess? I am not ashamed to say that I am much more on the Alice end of the spectrum. Before you call me a 50's housewife, my upbringing is completely to blame. Mom, you did a fine job telling all your friends "That Becky's going to make a good lil' housewife someday." And my kindergarten report card comments read "Becky SHINES in the doll's corner". 'Twas my destiny...

Truly, I am in my element in the kitchen. I find it relaxing (unless 3 people aren't simultaneously screaming for something). I guess some people find cleaning relaxing. BTW, who are these people?

It's a good thing I like to cook because it's a non-stop feeding frenzy, every day of my life. And I am not just speaking of my own intake for once. Today, Nicolas (2 1/2) said he wanted a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. As I took out the fixins', he said, "but no cheese". So are you saying you want toast? I went round and round for 10 minutes with the same line of questioning and then realized, he has no idea what he wants. Feeding a family every meal of every single day can be daunting, even for people who enjoy it.

To death and taxes, you really need to add, "Feed the People" and "Laundry". There's just no way around it. Everyone has to eat and have clean undies.

Stay tuned....I am so not done with this topic!



Funny and true!

Oh, and the answer to your question is "Monica Geller" from "Friends."

Ginny said...

YES, I can always remember making that statement when you were growing up. Not only are you a good lil housewife, you are a great mother.
Keep blogging, Beck.... you are very entertaining. :)