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I feel like I've been trying to recreate the childhood I wish I'd had or trying to live the adulthood that would've resulted if I'd had that childhood. Does that make sense?

I don't want to give the impression that I was deprived in any way. In fact, I was terribly privileged and my parents worked hard to ensure that privilege. But I find that in my own homekeeping that I'm trying to avoid the crises (large and small) I remember as a child. Hence my obsession with clean laundry, fresh sheets, a fully stocked pantry and fridge, tidy rooms, regular home-cooked meals, and (hopefully) few(er) financial worries. I know I have this luxury since we don't have kids and we both work, MB helps out a lot, plus we don't really have a lot of expensive or time-consuming outside interests. At least until MB starts soccer again.

I don't want to turn into Petunia Dursley or Martha Stewart - do I?


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On January 9th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC), wendye commented:
I feel like I've been trying to recreate the childhood I wish I'd had or trying to live the adulthood that would've resulted if I'd had that childhood. Does that make sense?

YES
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On January 9th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I'm sure it's a mythical and unrealistic childhood too - one of us should write a novel about this!
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On January 9th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC), seegrim commented:
I don't want to turn into Petunia Dursley or Martha Stewart - do I?

Only if doing so makes you happy!
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On January 9th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Somehow, I don't think it would! :)
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On January 9th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC), seegrim replied:
Yes, I know the feeling. I love a clean house and a beautiful home-cooked meal, but there's only so much time in a day. :)
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On January 9th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I guess that's why I had a hard time understanding Sr. Beck's talk - as much as a clean house is important, I'd rather spend time hugging any kids we have than stress about microbes.
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On January 9th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC), seegrim replied:
*laughs*

Seriously. For me to always have a clean house, I'd have to send my children to live with someone else. Kind of defeats the purpose.
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On January 9th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
At least you guys can sing the Saturday song from the primary songbook!
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On January 9th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC), seegrim replied:
*laughs*

You know what we've been singing lately?

The 'Happy Working Song' from Enchanted. It's a hoot. It makes the kids crack up.
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On January 9th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Hee hee! Better than "Whistle While You Work" from Snow White I'm sure.
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On January 9th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC), seegrim replied:
That's for sure!

Besides, Snow White is my least favorite Disney princess. Her voice is so high and squeaky it makes me feel violent. :)
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