all Joking aside Chore-play opens “ahem” doors!
We are blessed with amazing friends and quite often we take turns hosting dinners for each other.
A few months back as I prepared a gorgeous prime rib, (I love cooking!) and our friends sat around the raised counter in our kitchen, one of them came up with the idea that watching my cooking was like Chore-play for them. Needless to say we all had a good laugh about it but in reality (and with many instances of its existence since) I have proven that Chore-play does exist!
It all plays into the theory given to us in the book “The 5 love languages” by Gary Chapman (great read, well worth buying) that people accept and “see” that you love them by different means. In my kitchen scenario above, and in our marriage, Acts of Service; chores in this case, showed my love for my friends and always does for my wife. That’s not to say that we don’t have more than one of the love languages but it is was sure apparent that this one was bang-on in my case!
So the next time you take on a project or someone does a little something extra for you in the never ending list of daily chores, think about it and take note. Maybe they are reaching out to you in a love language and its all a little Chore-play for later on 😉