I have been happily married for 1.5 years to a very loving and caring man (we'll call him Mr. Fabulous) and these past months have been a steep learning curve for me (in terms of household management). Before this I had never really cooked a full meal or bothered about laundry and ironing or had anything to do with having a monthly budget (My thoughts - Why would anyone need a budget? Life is full of shopping emergencies!!!).
Although, I love learning new things without being taught (weird, eh?). The things is, that, I am quite aware of what I can and cannot do and I prefer to learn on my own (through books, online material, observation). And when I need help; I ask! Until then I do not like being told-to-do-anything! I have already mentioned this in earlier posts, haven't I?
Well, getting back to the original story - So, no matter what I do, I have to be THE BEST at it (like I should be given a title of 'Jack of all trades and Master of them too'!) So I started getting my hands around managing the household, like paying bills, doing the grocery, running odd errands, and most importantly cooking for Mr. Fabulous as he loves food (It was easy to get into his heart, but to stay there forever I have to go through his stomach)
Now after 1.5 years I have learnt everything that is there in running a household and slowly I was losing interest in doing all the cooking and cleaning. So I decided that in January 2009 we will stop cooking for at least a week and order "healthy" take-away(s). But, guess what? it didn't even last for 2 days! There are 4-5 meals in a day and you have to get your hands-dirty (so stay within a budget) and BAM it struck me - I am married! and I will, for the rest of my life, have to (or at least try to) behave like a responsible adult (WHAT???).
P.S. I love being married though. I would highly recommend it to everyone, who can manage to find 'someone' first! (Not 'the one', just someone) :P