How many times have you found yourself ScrAmbLinG around the night before a holiday or party trying to clean up your house for your guests? It was HaRd EnOuGh to keep the house straightened out when it was just two of us, but throw in two kids and now it seems just plain impossible. A while ago I found a saying that I LOVED and just had to have for my home…Please excuse the noise & mess…the kids are MaKiNg HaPpY MeMoRiEs.
BINGO! These were my thoughts exactly, but I just couldn’t find a way to put them into words. I don’t want my kids to grow up remembering a mom that picks things up the second they are out of place. I want them to look back on their ChiLdHoOd and think of all of the fun games and activities we did together in our home. I can vividly remember 30 years back, my sister and I playing with our Barbie bathtubs on a tablecloth on our kitchen floor. My mom wasn’t worried about water, bubbles, and a mess. She was CrEaTiNg An EnViRoNmEnT that allowed us to enjoy what we had and JuSt Be KiDs.
It isn’t always easy to let things go, but I am making an effort to pLaY mOrE and WoRrY LeSs. So what if someone stops over for a visit and my house is perfect? My kids are perfectly happy and in the end…that is all I can ask for.