Until about four years ago, I was the kind of girl that if I stepped into the kitchen, it would cause stress to my mom and the house help. I rarely cooked and hardly even looked into the cabinets. But the day I’d opened the drawers, or look through the containers – I’d complain.
“Why don’t you clean the cutlery tray? There is so much dust.”
“I still see some spots on this plate and glass, rinse it again.”
“Why don’t you label the containers? I don’t know what’s what.”
“Why are you keeping these bowls and pans here?”
My mom would be so annoyed: “You don’t come in this kitchen the entire year, and when you do all you want is to complain and mess my whole kitchen.”
Today, I know that drawers and cutlery trays cannot be cleaned every day. Every container does not need a label. Some things have to be kept at certain places. And you organize your kitchen based on YOUR accessibility and convenience – not for others.
But now I have a hard time explaining this to my husband. Because he does the same thing today. He will be the exact pain in the ass that I was once upon a time, and grumble about everything that is there and that I do in my kitchen.
Like they say, history repeats itself.
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