I had a trial class at being a full time homemaker yesterday. We took a weekend trip with my in-laws at Maasim, Sarangani Province, roughly 180 kms from Davao City. While the view was indeed breathtaking and we’ve undeniably had a good time, the land trip took a toll on my body. I woke up Monday morning with body aches and pains and decided to take a one day leave.
When we woke up at 9AM, everything was a mess. As in everything. We were too tired to put away our things from the trip the night before so they added to the mess that we left Saturday morning. And to add to this stress, there’s no food in the fridge except for burger patties and one egg, and two-day old whole wheat bread from our trip. No choice.
I planned to do so many things yesterday:
- Clean the bathroom.
Pick up clothes and toys on the floor.
- Clean kitchen area at the back.
- Sort out laundry.
- Wash clothes from the trip.
But because I was feeling so beaten, I slept (or tried to sleep) while my toddler also slept from 2:30PM to 5:00PM. Hahaha! So much for the to-do list. Time just flew out of the window and the next thing I knew, it was already time for me to cook dinner. Fortunately, my mother-in-law called and told me that she prepared a sinabawang isda for dinner! Which means, free dinner! So para dili kaayo ulaw na makikaon lang ug libre, Clark and I went to a nearby fruit stand and bought mangoes for dessert. For Php 100 only.
And so far, I am really looking forward to just doing the dishes, cooking, doing the laundry, cleaning, caring for my son, and all those other house chores I usually do in a hurry every weekend.