We have been so busy lately with home projects and the daily work involved in running a home. It seems that once your family size hits 7 the workload somehow increases twofold overnight. Has anyone else felt this? It didn’t feel like the workload was much different from 1 to 2 children, 2 to 3 or even 3 to 4 but somehow 4 to 5 has been an adjustment.
Today as I was trying to keep up with the dishes, the laundry and the meals this quote came to mind, and so I dug it up and share it here in case you too are feeling like Sisyphus take heart!
“I think I can understand that feeling about a housewife’s work being like that of Sisyphus (who was the stone rolling gentleman). But it is surely in reality the most important work in the world. What do ships, railways, miners, cars, government etc exist for except that people may be fed, warmed, and safe in their own homes? As Dr. Johnson said, “To be happy at home is the end of all human endeavour”. (1st to be happy to prepare for being happy in our own real home hereafter: 2nd in the meantime to be happy in our houses.) We wage war in order to have peace, we work in order to have leisure, we produce food in order to eat it. So your job is the one for which all others exist…”