I read in The Art of Homemaking, that a woman should consider installing a phone with an extra long cord in her kitchen. This way, while she catches up with her friends, she can still be a productive homemaker.
I laughed. Out loud. Then I read it to my husband. And laughed some more.
The idea of installing a phone. With an extra long cord. So a woman can stay in the kitchen… It still makes me chuckle.
Then, I realized, I don’t sit down idly while I’m on the phone. Whether I’m talking to a friend, my mom, or a customer service representative, I’m working on something.
Next time you’re on the phone, try to get something done.
- File papers.
- Put dishes away.
- Pull out dinner to thaw.
- Gather the dirty clothes.
- Fold or put away clean laundry.
- Tidy up the room you’re in.