Domesticity begins at home.
I love it that Tiana is interested in doing house chores. She likes to mop, wipe up spills, and sweep.
The other day, she said to me in her squeaky voice, “I am cleaning up” as she put away spoons and forks into a plastic bag.
Maybe people think it’s stereotypical to let girls learn home management, but I actually don’t care. I want my daughter to learn how to cook, clean, sew, do laundry, etc…not because these are things that only girls should do but because these are important, practical skills that can be a blessing to others. There is dignity in serving others. And I am sure her future husband (should God will her to be married) will appreciate a wife who can masterfully take care of a home.
My mom taught me how to be a home maker and Edric was grateful to her for this. She used to take me to the market and I was fascinated by fish eyeballs. We had a sewing machine and I learned how to make my own clothes (not too many but a good enough number to learn how to sew). We also spent precious bonding moments in the kitchen baking and cooking.
I think women who possess domestic skills are becoming a rare breed in the modern world. But what a bonus it is when a woman can be attractive, smart, accomplished and do things like whip up a delicious meal in the kitchen without breaking a sweat! But maybe that is just my domesticated opinion…
Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. (Titus 2:3-5 NASB)