Friday, September 17, 2010

Mom is back!

Mom is finally back from the land of football, bangers & mash and Big Ben. It's been quite a few months and I was forced into playing the role of mom while she is away. That includes paying bills (which my sisters and I took turns every month to pay), washing, cleaning, cooking and grocery shopping. It however also includes changing of light bulbs and also trying to fix the window that couldn't close.

Initially we wanted to hire a weekend cleaner to clean the house but eventually we decided to share the house chores ourselves. The cooking is usually done by me except when it comes to eating instant noodles! I must say that it's sometimes a headache thinking what to cook. And when you've decided what to cook, you found that you lacked a certain ingredient and thus have to go out to get it. What a bummer!

I managed pretty well. Have cooked a variety of dishes during this 6 months. However, I have a few favourites and I will cook them quite often like the ABC soup and the long beans omelette. hehe... Then, one weekend I decided to prepare a hot pot meal where I boiled the soup and prepare various seafood and also the pork slices for lunch. I can say that I like to cook and although I am no chef, the food is still edible and so far no sister has suffered diarrhea or severe stomach ache.

The morning where mom is coming back, I practically scrub the whole kitchen and the stoves. Now they are sparkly clean and mom is impressed! *wink* So happy she's back and now the daughter can take a rest! I'm passing back the house chores to her except one that is non-negotiable which is the toilet-washing. I could live with that.


KY said...

she bought u more gifts too?

eiling lim said...

KY: Yeah!! Got my christian lacroix perfume and longchamp handbag

thule a.k.a leo said...

those gifts definitely will make you clean the toilet willingly :)

taufulou said...

cook pretty decent food also eh..for me, fried rice with egg and maggie mee is good enough arleady..:p

haha..the efford for you to take care of the house been rewarded ma`

foongpc said...

Wah! So hardworking! Cook and clean and wash toilets some more! I hate washing toilets!!! Really hate it! I like washing dishes however : D

Huai Bin said...

What are you talking about? You're a great cook! I love cooking with you.

eiling lim said...

Thule: Haha... not really lo

Taufulou: It's a nice reward and it was really unexpected.

Foongpc: Of course la... I'm a good girl mah :)

Huai Bin: Thanks man! You've always been so kind! My cooking is so so only la...

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