S for So what? #AtoZChallenge
‘Sundays are busier than other days of the week.’
‘Oh ho! You don’t understand. It’s the only day the help comes when I am home and I need to follow her around so that the house can be cleaned well, swept and mopped under the bed. Then comes the kitchen cleaning. So much to do on my one day off of the week’
‘But I thought she was good.’
‘She is but you know how it is important for me to get engaged else the house will remain dirty.’
‘I still don’t understand.’
‘Leave it. If I was cleaning the house, it would have been spick and span.’
This was a snippet of the conversation I had with my Mum the other day. She is a working woman, has delegated a lot of chores to be able to focus on her job and yet she can’t stop micro managing. She thinks if she doesn’t get up to follow the help around once a week on Sundays which by the way is her day off, the house will be a mess. Trust me, it is in her mind. The house looks great on all days of the week and after the mammoth efforts each Sunday, nothing big changes. At least when I am home, it’s all the same to me.
Sometimes I think this is something that bothers not just my Mum but a lot of other women. I would like to call these women the perfectionists. They want things their way. Clean like they want and arranged like they would do. They delegate because they need support but they can’t really keep their hands off the job they have delegated.
I hear this in my circle of working women and SAHM bloggers as well. Every single time I am explained why these women couldn’t find time to take a nap, head for a lunch with friends or walk outside for an hour, I know why. Sometimes, let it go. Let the Sunday chores not bother you. Read a book and relax on a yet-to-be made bed. Spend time with yourself and if the thought of cleaning up with the help comes to you mind, say ‘So what?’.
I am participating in the A To Z Challenge for the third time this year and I am penning Stories from everyday life.