Let me share something mundane, but nonetheless something that we all vary widely on.
I actually, don’t mind doing the dishes. Just as well, because I do them 3-4 times a day. I find it somewhat soothing and therapeutic, the very act of water running and cleaning things an automatic act, allowing my mind to wander and reflect.
But ironing? I put off the task as much as I can.
In fact, I don’t think there’s much need for ironing. There, I said it!
Even though I don’t mind doing the dishes, when I’m washing those at the end of the day post-dinner, I like to put music on.
Tonight before dinner, I had on Bedtime Stories, one of my all-time fave albums. I’m in a certain type of mood when I play that album. I can switch easily from the daydreamy and wispy ‘Inside of Me,’ to the raw and upfront ‘Human Nature’ with lyrics like “I’m not your bitch don’t hang your shit on me.”
I absolutely LOVE the album.
But after dinner I put on something else. Something both baby girl and I like.
The Dirty Dancing soundtrack!
She seriously loves the songs. She’s even put it on on her own, just to bop along and dance while we are in the other room.
She loves the high-pitched ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ the mashed potato and twist references in ‘Do You Love Me?’ and even boogies down to the Merengue!
How lovely is it to enjoy some of life’s simple chores, like dishes, accompanied by music? 🎵💖
Again, little things. It’s all I have.