Thursday, 22 December 2011

Domesticated? Awesome.

Domesticate [duh-mes-ti-keyt]
- verb (used with object)
1. to convert (animals, plants, etc.) to domestic uses; tame
2. to accustom to household life or affairs
3. to make more ordinary, familiar, acceptable or the like

A few weeks ago someone called me "domesticated", in regards to the baking  I do and home I decorate.  I responded with "thanks".  Then when I told Brandon the story, he asked me, "are you ok with that?"  And I thought about it and decided, yes I am ok with that.  In fact, I was excited to hear someone say that.  Is that wrong? 

Well, reading the above description I'd say perhaps domesticated by definition isn't exactly what I want to be.  Converted?  Domestic uses?  Tame?  What kind of words are these to describe a woman who enjoys taking care of a home, cooking, baking and having a family?  I think in the terms of discussing a woman who would typically be described as "domestic" we should come up with a new definition. Something which describes someone who has the strength, patience and enough witts to deal with the men (and sometimes children) in our lives!  I'll think of something...I just need some time.  For now, let's just chalk it up to ... awesome!

1 comment:

  1. Those are dumb definitions. Yours is better and exactly what you are. Awesome and able to balance work and family life superbly.