Woe is me! I’m a terrible homemaker and even worse cook! I can’t really bake anything that turns out. All my friends are in their home making their Pinterestworthy recipes with edible glitter and carved melons in the shape of Stonehenge and every time I try to bake muffins they burn on the bottom!
Ugh! I am so sick of cleaning this toilet. I clean it and then 20 minutes later, there is a splotch of poop that didn’t flush down and dribbled pee on the outside of the bowl. DO THESE PEOPLE THINK I AM A TOILET CLEANER?!
Look at all that I sacrifice for these people and they never ONCE said ‘thank you’ today. Not once. I worked my tail off until my butt was even sweating and this it the thanks I get?!
It’s super easy to have a bad attitude. I would even wager it’s easier to have a bad attitude than a good one. Want to know how I know? For YEARS I have struggled with having a bad attitude. I’m recovering…but still, I find the Attitude Monster comes knocking at my door. He was here yesterday, eating my muffins and chocolate in the closet.
It’s not easy to have a good attitude. You might not WANT to have a good attitude. But having a bad one consistently is making you a terrible homemaker – and honestly, no one really wants to be around you. Ouch.
You might have clean toilets, but when your attitude is stinky, you’d be much better off with ring-around-the-toilet.
The best things in life aren’t easy. They take work. Love – it takes work. Raising kids – it takes work. Marriage – it takes work. Pie – it takes work. You have to decide that THINGS THAT TAKE WORK ARE WORTH IT.
So, you don’t WANT to have a good attitude? I don’t care. I always sing, “you can’t always get what you want” to my kids – so much so that they can now sing it back to me when I’m throwing a 34 year old fit – and yes, I do still throw those.
You might not want it – but it’s the right thing to do.
It’s the right thing to do to have a good attitude. Get rid of that terrible homemaker with her bad attitude. It’s the right thing to do to love on your kids even when you’d rather hide in the closet with the Attitude Monster, and it’s the right thing to do to serve your husband out of love for him.
It’s the right thing to do. Choose that.
YOUR attitude sets the tone for your home. You cannot control how your husband or your children act – but you can control YOU.
Choose to do the hard thing with happiness. Choose to do the right thing. YOU.
When I’m in a good humor, I find that everyone else follows suit. But, if I’m nasty, guess who follows in my footsteps? Bingo.
God has given you everything you need to be a good homemaker – not a terrible homemake. Don’t ruin it with your nasty attitude.
Choose. Do. Be happy.