We Have a Messy House

We have a messy house. The floors need to be swept and mopped. The carpets need to be steamed. Dusting hasn't been done in months and there is a lot of clutter. Sometimes I think about how nice it would be to have a clean, organized house. But then I think of all of the things I would need to give up.

I could clean in the evenings, but then when would I do posters for my daughter's Fall Festival? I could clean in the mornings, but I'm already up at 6:30 a.m. How could I ensure that I was resting enough for the baby in my tummy. I could clean all weekend, but then how would I take the kids camping, or help Cadence set up a lemonade stand to raise money in memory of little Rachael? Is a clean house worth missing out on Saturday mornings curled up in bed with the kids watching cartoons? Is it worth missing homemade waffles, church and afternoon family outings?

Maybe I could get a maid? But where would the money for the maid come from? Should it come from our monthly Chuck E Cheese trips? Perhaps I could cut out a few of our family long-weekend vacations?

Some day, when my children are grown, I want them to remember their mommy participating in their Fall Festival. I want them to recall how careful mommy was when she was carrying their brother or sister. I want them to have fond memories of camping, lemonade stands, Saturday morning cartoons in mommy & daddy's bed, homemade waffles before church, family outings, Chuck E. Cheese nights and family vacations. Maybe, with all that, they'll forget that their mommy was slack in the housekeeping department. :)

The current status of the bar in my kitchen.


Jennifer said...

I could have written this word for word!

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