I gave myself a good telling off this morning!
I was having a silly strop about our mugs not all fitting in the cupboard properly. We have to keep balancing a couple precariously on top of each other. I mean, God forbid, talk about first world problems!
(As if all the cups in the house are ever clean at any one time anyway, there are usually at least two in use and another two left somewhere with cold tea at the bottom)
I was just in a bad mood. Everything about the room was wrong.
We only have one drawer in our kitchen, it’s where we keep the cutlery. (It is a pretty small kitchen) We had to buy plastic drawers to keep the veg and potatoes in which obviously take up space and we don’t have a dryer. (I could complain for hours about the repercussions of that one)
To be honest, none of that was the reason for my mood, the source of it could have been sleep deprivation, or maybe hormones, but either way, silly things were amplified in my head and I took it out on my beautiful little kitchen, which I really do love, most days!
A few things left on the kitchen worktop can make it seem cluttered.
(I hate clutter!)
My poor husband hadn’t put dirty pots in the sink, they were on the side, so he got a mouthful.
And then I came to my senses.
Ok, so everybody is allowed off-days, right?
No, not in this case, I was being so annoyingly ungrateful!
We are blessed to have somewhere to live, food for every meal, comfy beds, places to sit, a working washing machine and a fully-functioning kitchen. As a family of four we are extremely lucky!
Especially when (I don’t usually like to compare, however) there is so, so, so much suffering in the world and so many people who are complaining about actual real problems.
So, as I said, I gave myself a good telling off. For moaning about such an insignificant thing. The next time something in my house annoys me, which will happen, I know it, I am going to try and remember how foolish and petty it sounds to complain.
I have a husband who loves me, yes, even when I shout at him for, you know, living in his own home!
I have two beautiful children who don’t care anyway about how many mugs don’t fit in the cupboard!
And we have a nice, safe, comfortable place to live.
Those pesky hormones have a lot to answer for, as technically I should never be complaining about anything, ever.
So if ever you hear insignificant, minor complaints about silly, unimportant things coming out of my mouth, you have my permission to shake me!