Domestication Just Got Real #RealHousewifeLife

A major, major, MAJOR change is coming. It’s gonna take a couple of years or so for it to really happen, but between then and now, there’s a lot of preparation needed. I don’t wanna jinx it by saying exactly what it is out loud (yes, I am superstitious like that), but I can say that one of my dreams is finally coming true.

While part of me wishes that this thing could come sooner, I know that the time we have before it happens is really important. We need to prepare. I need to prepare. I need this time to push myself to get off my lazy butt, and actually start going down that long and winding road towards domestication. Believe me, the list of things that I have yet to learn to do at home is pretty long. At least I already know how to cook. I know that this family isn’t gonna go hungry on my watch.

Kusinera. Complete with hair net.


One super important thing that I should start figuring out is laundry. I’ve never used a washing machine in my life. I’ve been picking up a lot of useful info from my friends on Facebook about this. I’m actually thinking of doing a trial run with different laundry shops in the area, just so I know how much money, time and effort it’s gonna take for us to have our laundry done outside.

Oh, and today, I tried washing a shirt by hand. Just one shirt – an office polo of MrC that had a small stain on it. Oh my goodness, it isn’t easy ha! And my inexperienced hands kinda hurt after just one shirt. I don’t know how these friends of mine who wash everything by hand do it.

Laundry is just one thing. There are so many other things like ironing, cleaning and disinfecting, and the list goes on. I need to go beyond being a cook and driver to becoming domesticated all over. Very mayor doma-ish.



I also need to declutter and purge in a major, major way. I think that we’re gonna have to cut our stuff down by at least half. At least. That’s gonna be so tough. I’m gonna have to be super strict on what stays. The rest, well, we’re just gonna have to let it gooooo, let it gooooooo. I just need to keep reminding myself that it’s for the best.

Exciting times are ahead for our small family. I’m really excited to make kwento with all of you as we go along. For now, let me ask you this. What is your least favorite household chore? Also, what is the chore that you find to be the easiest to do? I bet that from your answers, I’ll be able to add more stuff to the list of things that I have yet to learn!


About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

24 thoughts on “Domestication Just Got Real #RealHousewifeLife

  1. I hate laundry that is why I got a fully automatic washing machine. If everything in the house can get automated (including preparing food like chopping vegetables which btw, i hate so much especially separating the malunggay leaves lol), I would attempt to have hehe.

    1. Oh my gosh, a lot of my friends say that, too. I have yet to find joy in that chore. Though, I’ve started to enjoy cleaning the toilet. There’s something about it being shiny and nice-smelling that feels so satisfying!

  2. I do the laundry of my delicates by hand but for the rest, I trust it to the laundryshop. My fave, though, is cleaning the bathroom. I want it so squeaky clean and it therapy for me πŸ™‚

  3. hi mrs c i was terrified of doing laundry when i moved back to the land of do it yourself. i peered into the laundry room with disdain all the while my laundry pile was growing and every groggy morning id get mad at marissa or jake ( my most beloved x helpers i miss them so!!!) and suddenly realize ” oh God im here by myself walang helpers di ba … sometimes i would sit in the laundry and softly cry using a dirty shirt for my hankee . but eventually i realized some things are worth paying for and shipped my laundry out. its 75 p a shirt here and worth every penny. i guess what im saying is change is hard . but use alittle change ( barrya sp?) to help ease the transition . i still miss my loving helping team . theres not a day i think of all the wonderful times we had learning to cook and having them clean and organize my house . ahhhyAa here in America a driver and a maid are just a dream but we imvented something to take away some of the pain ……. DISNEYLAND! lol il always love my time in ayala alabang and tagaytay and even greenbelt though

  4. I was basically my parent’s labandera, cook, cleaner, etc. until I move out and worked far away from them. I do the same chores when I was single, and for the first two years of marriage. But after I had my son + more works at the office, I rarely do these chores at home. I need someone to do it for us until now, hindi na kaya ni superwoman.. hehehe

    So to you sis, good luck to your new path.. hehehe you can do it!

    1. Thanks so much! πŸ™‚ Nako, I hve made super drama many times in the past whenever I had to do chores or run errands. As in Cinderella levels. I realize now that it’s good training for the future, and that these are things I really needed to learn. πŸ™‚

  5. If you look at the word domesticated in the dictionary, I think you will find my name beside it… As an antonym. Haha! I feel ya Patty. But I’m open naman to learning kaya let’s schedule na our cooking sesh soon. Career woman meets kusina. Let’s do this!! πŸ™‚

  6. I’m excited for you, friend! Least favorite chore is cleaning! That’s why I’m glad to be married to a certified and self-confessed OC haha! Easiest chore for me is cooking…wait…is that even a chore? Doing the dishes is easy peasy too πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, friend! I also don’t mind doing the dishes. Nako, MrC is also very OC, but when he cleans, I’m never able to find my stuff. Ganun sya kagaling mag ligpit. So I guess I better learn to do it myself talaga hahaha.

  7. Easiest, washing dishes. Challenging? Used to be cooking but now it’s probably doing the laundry (although thank God for house help!) I’m excited for you guys! Go to laundry shops na lang for your laundry. Hehe πŸ˜‰

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