This is something I used to really pride myself in, and something I’ve really had to let go. When my kids were babies and I stayed at home, things were almost always clean and organized. Now? Well, now there is double the amount of people and animals living in the same house and I would seriously drive myself crazy if it had to be perfect all the time. Last Saturday, the house was clean. Today is Tuesday and it seems like everywhere I look there’s a mess.
But the day is going to come when my house will always be neat and clean again. And to tell you the truth, thinking about it makes me want to cry. That will be the day when all the kids have grown and moved on with their own lives and will have their own messy houses to worry about.
These are the best days of our lives! This is the GOOD stuff! I don’t ever want to take for granted that there are these fun, sweet & silly little rascals that leave their dirty socks all over the house; or that squeeze half the tube of toothpaste all over the bathroom; or that spill half the bag of cereal all over the kitchen every single morning; or that magically make clothes, shoes, toys, papers and crayons appear every time I turn around!
Today, I’m thankful for my messy house because it comes with a whole hell of a lot of happiness!
“My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?” ~Erma Bombeck