Not really.. We had chores we had to do or else!! We learned the hardway if something was done wrong.. Like if we stashed stuff under our bed!! We were never told the "right" way to make a bed etc.
I don't think she really sate down and to teach me, but just watching her while I was growing up.
My mom was a neat freak. I didn't pick that part of but I do know how to do a through job on a lot of things.
I guess, but she's not a very good housekeeper. I am . ;)
Not so much taught me how to do things for when I grew up. It was more or less, teaching me how SHE liked things. Never really taught me HOW to cook, just instructed me once in a while to do little steps of HER process. My dad taught me how to make scrambled eggs. he wasn't much of a cook, but it was always me & him in the mornings, and when he did cook the few things he knew how to, he got me involved. I more or less, taught myself things. Now its funny becuase me and DH are in our first house -- MY first house ever. I ask him stupid questions a lot and have to remind him "You need to teach me. I never lived in a house before. My extenent of knowing how to get things fixed is to pick up the phone and call maintance." LOL
My mom taught me HOW to clean things, but she struggled with depression (still does but not as bad), and her cleaning strategy was to do anything she could to avoid cleaning until it couldn't be avoided any longer. Then, she'd get a hair up her you-know-what and decide we needed to clean the entire house. As I got older, I watched my friends moms (the ones who had clean houses), and saw that they were always putting things away (or telling us to) if we left them out. It was very noticeable when something was left out because there wasn't clutter everywhere. As a teenager, I cleaned up my room, got rid of a ton of old stuff, and kept everything put away. I still didn't have any real strategy for "running a household," but I was able to keep my room tidy. When XDH and I got our first apartment, we were both working so much and to exhausted from life in the real world that things started to get messy. That's when I found FlyLady online, and her loving words have made her like a surrogate mother to me, teaching me how to clean my home without spending hours and feeling like it's a chore. In hindsight, I'm amazed that I couldn't figure it out on my own, but sometimes things like that just don't click for some reason.
Each one of your answers touches my heart. *hugs*
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