After lunch today I tackled our messy kitchen. On went the apron and on went some music and away I went to work. While I washed the dishes and wipe the counters and stove, I thought of how much of my time is spent with cleaning, washing, cleaning and washing. I almost had the thought that I don’t have time for anything else! Why is it, that our home gets untidy so quickly?? I had plans of scrapbooking this afternoon, but I knew I couldn’t relax and do that, while the house was so messy and the counters stacked with dishes. I then realized that yes, I do spend a lot of time working here around the home, trying to keep it clean and tidy for my family. My children help where they can, but it is me who has to stay on top of it and them. LOL Another thought I had was that before I know it, my children will be bigger/grown up and then I will be faced with different challenges.
No more little feet running around, not caring that there are toys scattered all over the place. They are just content and so carefree. It will be then, that I will be longing for these days I’m in now. I really don’t want them to grow up, so I am going to be content and treasure each and every day, mess included. I did end up spending about one and a half hours scrapbooking after I finished in the kitchen, so I do have moments for other projects, but most important for me right now is to be the wife and mommy I’m called to be, for this is my beautiful calling.
My husband and three older children were out for the afternoon, so it was "quiet" here. Baby went for a long nap and little boy was happy to play while I cleaned in the kitchen and then he was busy putting together his firetruck puzzle. After awhile he came and stood by me and watch while I scrapbooked. He was fascinated with some of my different scissors. It was a good day and I’m content….