I’m not the best housewife, or cook, or parent. As most of us do, I learn as I go, and in 17 and a half years of marriage and parenthood, I have learned a few things:
- There is a difference between baking powder and baking soda. This can mean the difference between muffins, and paperweights.
- Never put dishwashing liquid in a dishwasher. Unless you also need to shampoo the carpet in the living room.
- Bedroom doors are not made of solid wood. Any holes made by errant feet can be covered with a pretty kickplate.
- The only good thing about Berber carpeting is its ability to keep dogs entertained as it unravels.
- Spouses should never have similar looking razors. It can mean the difference between “baby smooth”, and “Leatherface”.
- Buttermilk is not made by adding butter to milk.
- Checking pockets prior to washing will not only save you from having to wipe down lipgloss in the dryer with cleaner, but can also net you a nice $20 tip.
- Water resistant does not mean waterproof, especially when it comes to watches, and mp3 players holding hours of music that you paid for.
- A child using a rake to clean up leaves outside is a Good Thing™. The same child using a rake to clean a room inside is not.
- Ceiling fans are NOT propellers. Nor are they for swinging toys like superheroes.
I’m sure y’all have your own list. Mine seems to be unending 😉