Being Open To Messy

  1. Amanda M. says:

    I've seen a quote that says something like, "Dirty floors. Piles of laundry. Happy kids." — I take that to heart! If anyone wants to see my house clean, then come back when my kids are grown and gone. Although, it is easier said than done to "embrace the mess". So, I try and keep my living room at least picked up, my kitchen somewhat presentable ~ while the rest of my house looks like a tornado most days!

  2. I just love this post! You have written it so well! & of course I know the feeling all so well!

  3. I agree with Amanda M. I have a quote in my kitchen that says "Good moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids" — so true!! I had to put it up in my kitchen to remind myself every single time my kids make an unnecessary mess, or I can't get all of the cleaning done. This age is fleeting, and I'm sure that at some point down the road, we'll be missing the days when we had to pick up their toys for the 789th time.

    Thank you for linking up!

    • "Cleaning and scrubbing can wait til tomorrow, for babies grow up we've learned to our sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby- and babies don't keep"

      Jim's grandmother made me a pillow that has that poem on it. It's sitting in Abigail's room! I need to really absorb that little poem more frequently than I do.

  4. Carrie says:

    "They are enjoying your work" – I've never thought of it that way before. But that is a beautiful perspective.

  5. Very familiar with how you feel, I wrote along the same lines for the link-up as well. I have learned to get passed the mess, he is making memories and he is having fun entertaining himself. If he is happy, then mama is happy to 🙂

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