Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Thought for Thursday {Our Home}

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I wouldn't say I'm a neat freak, per se. I do, however, believe in order and organization. I like the crumbs wiped up off the counter. Dishes belong in the dishwasher. My wood floors should be swept. I'm a tad OCD over the little things.

When David and the kids moved in, I would stress and complain and go behind everyone cleaning and picking up. I would get anxious to even let the kids unpack groceries for fear they wouldn't put something in the pantry in the correct spot. I know, I may have a small problem.

At some point, I realized I had to pick my battles. Life is made to live. And I was spending so much time worrying about how our home looked, I was missing out on spending time with our family. So, I've learned to ease up some. I mean, you have to. This past weekend we did a thorough cleaning of living areas, bedrooms, bathrooms... man, our house was shining! Less than a week later you wouldn't even know we had touched a thing! But that's life with 2 adults, 4 kids and 3 dogs.

Moral of my story is, our home is lived in. It's full of love. And we are making memories. And if that means that there's dog fur under the sofa and PB&J crumbs on the counter, so be it. Because we have other things to do right now - like watch the Rangers attempt to make it to the World Series or play home run derby or bake some sweets that we've pinned on Pinterest!

mama marchand’s musings

Lots of Love...

~Manda Jane~

1 comment:

  1. Amen, amen, amen. Thanks for this reminder because I'm starting to get twitchy over the state of MY house. ;)

    Thanks for linking up!