Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Girl's First Domestic Domain

I had planned on sharing this post from Raising Homemakers because it was a great piece about allowing  your daughter's bedroom be her first training ground.

However, it became more to me than that. One little section has caused me to pause and re-evaluate the reason to keep the house clean. 
"We don’t keep our homes clean so others will ooh and aah over what we have accomplished or so our friends will like us, we keep our homes clean because we are a direct reflection of the Lord, a God of order, not chaos. (2 Cor 3:18)"

It made an impact the other night when I had to wake my daughter up to finish cleaning her room.  Needless to say, she was not happy about it.  After the chore was finally completed, I had the opportunity to share the difference between order and chaos, the fact that God is a God of order in whose image we were made, AND the that it was something we both needed to work on.

It has made a difference looking at the table or the floor and realize I need to bring order to the chaos.  I've also told mija today, "The bathroom floor is in choas.  Please bring some order to it."  She knew exactly to what I was refering and how it glorified God the creator.

So, here's the article that made a difference to me these last few days:

A Girl’s First Domestic Domain

by Amy on August 22, 2011

My daughters share a bedroom. It’s a lovely space with khaki-colored walls and equine-inspired decor. It is a place that is distinctly “them,” a blending of two unique individuals.

Where many people see a place to sleep, I see a place to practice. A domain all their own where creativity and orderliness can take flight.

Creativity and Orderliness.

These two must go hand in hand or you will quickly find your daughters amassing enormous quantities of paper bits, posters, trinkets, and knick-knacks. But never fear! You can teach your daughters how to care for their very first domain beautifully and neatly.

To read the rest click HERE.

This article was posted on August 22 on Raising Homemakers.  I knew I was going to post it because it makes a very valid point about having your daughter's bedroom become the training ground for her future role.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Betsy, great page. I agree that this is something that we should make a priority in ourselves as well as our training of Micki

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