So, it got me thinking about my own Cuban upbringing, and how I’ve supplemented or added to it, through the years.
I graduated with HONORS from the Cooking course, but unfortunately failed miserable on the Home Management course……much to the avail of Alan, my husband. We’ve butted heads more than once on cleaning schedule, where things should be stored, how they should be stored until I found the HOME. MANAGEMENT. BIBLE:
Master Martha, as she is referred to at my home, has come to be the decider on many argument. Like what you ask? Ask and you shall receive.
I always keep all the cleaners under the kitchen sink. Perfect sense right? Not to my husband who came up with a different scheme – the linen closet.
But honey the cleaners ALWAYS go under the sink. Says who? You and your Cuban upbringing? That doesn’t mean it’s right or the ONLY way. HERESY! How dare he attempt against the Cuban Home Ec.?
Alás! Martha Stewart to the rescue. There under Your Kitchen, and Organizing, guess where we are supposed to keep all the cleaners? UNDER THE KITCHEN SINK!
So now, whenever my wonderful husband gets a new idea of moving something to a different place in the home, I just go ask Martha. But don’t get smug, Martha has been on Alan’s side sometimes too. That Martha she is one nit picker when it comes to cleaning – as is Alan – so when I won the cleaner argument, Alan won the DREADED clean as you go argument. *blushing*
I must admit, I WAS one of those cooks that creates a big mess as she cooks, but always cleaned everything at the end. Now Martha has me cleaning as I go, and cleaning the kitchen every single night…..with Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose Cleaner in Basil which now is my favorite cleaner (love, LOVE, how it smells)…. And Alan is a very proud husband, and very grateful to Martha. *sigh*
So what is your Home Ec. upbringing story?