I Am Not a Domestic Goddess

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 221 People

    I Don't Believe In Traditional Gender Roles...

    I don't think that I HAVE to be Holly Homemaker... I work full-time and I have 2 kids... and I go to school part-time... I support my family and I ensure that they have a life conducive to their happiness... so why the hell would I want to cook, clean, sew, etc etc... can I do...
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 22, 2008

    A Weird Habit

    I try and clean my house top to bottom at least 1x a month, otherwise i just do a room a day and dishes daily until i lose motivation. The only time i am seriously motivated to give the house a nice scrub down and sorting is when I'm about to go somewhere for a while. ...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    Feb 27, 2008

    What Can I Say?

    What can I say? You can't have it all.  I would much rather be who I am.
    celebriticat celebriticat
    51-55, F
    Dec 19, 2009

    Not Even Close

    I am a master of the microwave. If I try to cook something more complicated than cookies from pre-made cookie dough, you can bet something will go wrong. Man, if I ever have kids, they're gonna starve! I'm not even going to get into the whole organization thing.... ~Jennie
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    Jan 25, 2008

    My Problem

    I try to do too many things at once. I start one thing and realize that I need to do something else and so on and so forth. I am also the type of person that makes everything look worse before it looks better!
    Aminik Aminik
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

    What?

    Of all the Goddesses one could be...why would you pick "Domestic?" Alectrona~~ she was an early Goddess of the Sun.  That sounds good.  Pass me another cool drink, pool side. or Chloris~~ Goddess of Flowers.  Okay!  Just make sure they are...
    Lilt Lilt
    46-50
    122 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    I Can't Cook

    I hate it that my fiancee is a better cook than I am. Don't get me wrong, I love his cooking. It makes me feel inadequate because I'm no Martha Stewart. When we go to parties he's the one who makes our dish to share. Even when I follow the recipe precisely I still manage to screw...
    UniqueStar UniqueStar
    22-25, F
    Oct 8, 2007

    Can But Wont

    i can cook, clean and organize, but i simply dont care to do it anymore. while i was raising a child, i was more diligent, but there isnt much reason now. my husband is a slob and trying to keep things perfect is an uphill battle that i will no longer fight. we dont usually eat...
    kittten kittten
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2008

    No Martha Stewart

    Im useless at putting stuff away, Im clean enough but have piles of projects everwhere.  Why put it away if you are just going to get it out again later right?  Cooking is pretty hit and miss unless Im following instructions carefully.  I take a hint from Jo Seager...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis
    22-25
    6 Responses Oct 16, 2008

    I have been told, on more

    than one occasion that I am a glamorous women; I do my hair and make-up every day and choose my outfit carefully. I like to accessorise with jewellery and make sure my handbag and shoes match my clothes. Now, this post isn't an excuse to brag about myself; I am trying to get...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    I Wish

    I would love to be able to cook. I would love to just make the most amazing meal for my boyfriend instead of him always cooking for me. (We have a 'He-Cooks-I-Washup' thing going on at the moment). He doesnt mind this plan... but I sure wouldnt mind him doing the washing up once...
    JulySunSoul JulySunSoul
    26-30, F
    Jun 28, 2009

    Relapse Occuring

    After a busy busy hectic week....I told myself this morning, I was going to be lazzzzy and relax.  Well, I lied!  Yes, I lied to my friends on EP.  After, hubby and I got home from eating our usual breakfast out on the weekends and after having my hubby called an...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog
    70+
    7 Responses Nov 15, 2008

    But I Have Ocd

    And sometimes I can't help but clean.   The last few days I have cleaned my room countless times, my bath is probably so clean I could eat from it. I have washed and re-wahsed the dishes and cups and knives and forks. I have thrown out food from the fridge...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 19, 2008

    ...but I Try

    I hate doing dishes, don't like getting my hands dirty at all, ick, especially with OCD... It's mostly the gross chores I hate doing. The rest I slack on a lot of the time becuase I'm 25 and sometimes get lazy, no, it's more becuase I procrastinate. I'm not even really sure why...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Nov 27, 2007

    I Just Don't Roll That Way~

    I never have been that crazy about housework, laundry, etc., I did make an effort when I was a stay-at-home mom, but now I just let stuff go.  Sometimes it bugs me that the house is cluttered and dusty, but most of the time, I don't care. Luckily, I am on my own so...
    Debra27 Debra27
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2009

    Are You Nuts???

    LOL! I just have to laugh at that thought! I am a very neat person and I do clean the house very well. Once I am shown how to use the washer and dryer (every machine seems to be different!), I am pretty good with laundry. But, that's about it! XD I can't cook a meal to save my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2009

    Housework.....ew.

    I dislike housework.  Never mind the feeling of satisfaction that comes with having a tidy home...  I hate cleaning.  Thankfully I am engaged to a man who has long dreamed of being a house-husband!
    Geode Geode
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

    I Loathe Domesticity!

    I'm by far a filthy person, but there is something terrifying to me about all things considered domestic! I cringe at the thought of cleaning (albeit a necessary evil), and certainly garner no excitement at the prospect of "spiffing," mopping, shining, or polishing...
    LadyVenom LadyVenom
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 19, 2009

    I Do Try

    l do try to make the house look nice all the time but it's just not happening, I'm no stepford wife thats for sure!!! I always put things off, especially the washing up, grr I hate that!!! Although I dont work as many hours as my husband I contribute the same towards bills etc so...
    AWUK AWUK
    31-35, F
    Oct 15, 2007

    I Swear - Laundry Must Hump Like Rabbits!

    WTF??  One house, 2 adults, 1 child: 8 loads of laundry!!!! 8 loads!!!  I swear yesterday there wer 4!!! I think they are asexually reproducing!!!! :) 
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Dec 11, 2008

    What An Understatement!

    I hate cleaning....just hate it!  I like to cook, just hate to clean up the mess.  I love to decorate and remodel.  Its just that irritating everyday crap that kicks my butt! I so need a housekeeper...hint hint JD....hehehe
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2007

    I Am a Domestic Engineer

    When ask about my occupation I regularly answer that I am a "Domestic Engineer". It is a title that explains what I do. So what is the job description of a Domestic Engineer? 1) All household duties, including but not limited to, cleaning, laundry, cooking, minor...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Dec 21, 2007

    What's Important, May Really Not Be!

    Ok...OK....I confess!!!! I used to be a domestic goddess!!!  At the age of 42, a life changing event opened my eyes to what is really important. No more do I dust 2-3 times weekly, vacuum 3-4 times weekly, wash the windows monthly, scrub the bathroom tiles with a...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog
    70+
    8 Responses Nov 8, 2008

    I Am a Laundry Ninja!!!

    Yes - I am the laundry ninja.  I did 9 loads of laundry today, folded and put it away.  Damn -- pat this ***** on the back : ) LOL
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Dec 28, 2008

    But I Am An Undomesticated Goddess!

    I hate to cook and clean. Oh I've done it out of duty and self-preservation of course. I'm even rather brilliant at both - most days. But I'm a perfctionist and can get awfully snippy when what I've spent hours cleaning, organising and arranging is mussed up in minutes by...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2010

    Goddess? Yes Domestic? No

    Well now that I've joined this group I've decided I don't like the title.  I am a goddess after all.  I would prefer to say I am Domestically Challenged.  Yes, let's change the group name to that. I hate housekeeping!  It's not as if that's a crime...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2009

    Dust If You Must

    I borrowed this from I'm not sure who, but it sounds like Erma Bombeck whom I loved. I think she and I were soulmates! This says it for me. DUST IF YOU MUST  "A house becomes a home when you can write "I love you" on the furniture."  I can't tell...
    Dawnriser Dawnriser
    66-70, F
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2008

    Not Domestic, Never Have Been.

    I do not like to cook, iron, or pant of that other stuff. When my friends ask me to cook them something to eat, I look at them, raise an eyebrow, and gesture to the kitchen. It's my way of saying "Do I look like your d*mned maid? You know where the kitchen is, make it yourself...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2012

    It Is Embarrassing, But....

    My boyfriend cleans more than I do.  He does dishes, laundry, stuff for the baby.  He is EXTREMELY good about stuff like that. Me, I am just the opposite.  I love for my house to be clean, but I don't clean very well.  I would rather enjoy some time with...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes
    26-30, F
    Dec 22, 2007

    Pink Imp

    Have just been folding the washing and discovered my new white top is now PINK! How can this be? There was nothing pink in the washing  .. or red .. This has happened before  .. I think there is a pink imp living in my washing machine - or maybe a whole family...
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    17 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    So I Could Use a Little Help and

    Although I can't really afford it - I looked in the local paper for someone to help me clean house. I don't have the time or the motivation to deal with it right now. There was an ad for a college student looking for work- cleaning and babysitting. Perfect! I think - exactly...
    labyrinth labyrinth
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 22, 2008

    I Make Headway Then... Crash

    On monday i got to the basics of clearing the clutter from this tiny one bedroom appt that i share with my husband and sun as my son had lost his backpack, his school shoes, and various other items, I washed enough dishes to cook and started supper before the hubby got home...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    Dec 5, 2007

    Not Me...

    Now, my mother is...I often wonder if the woman is real! She works 60 hours a week and her house looks like a show home, she cooks delicious and elaborate meals, bakes delicious deserts...She is always dressed very glamorously, her hair and make-up is always perfect and her...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Nov 8, 2008
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