Kids = HUGE Messes

I am slowly learning to be “okay” with this.  I know it comes with the territory and I LOVE my little rugrats, I just despise all the mess!  So I could be wasting my precious time and my kids precious time running through my house like a tornado and following everything they touch and wiping, sanitizing, mopping, dusting, vacuuming, and spraying ALL the things, ORRRRR taking a deep breath and realizing that these little gifts from God are MORE important than THINGS!!  We only have them this small and innocent for a blink of an eye.  Lets pour our energy, life, and time into them instead of the unimportant things that definitely CAN WAIT.

 

Think this…NOT that ~ A little perspective

 

  1.  THINK – I am so thankful for the dishes, bowls, plates, cups, utensils, pots and pans that we have to use……NOT – Look at this filthy kitchen and dirty plates! I hate cleaning all this up!
  2. THINK- We are so blessed to have clean clothes on our backs, socks on our feet, shoes for protection, coats, hats, and gloves when its freezing out…..NOT-  The laundry just never ends, uhg, I am so tired of cleaning everyone’s clothes.
  3. THINK- I am so grateful for a safe and warm home to live in with my family…… NOT- The bathroom is disgusting again, toothpaste caps are not on, toothbrushes are not put back, wet towels are all on the floor and not hung up to dry!  Seriously, the floors need vacuuming and mopping again in the same week!

 

My real thoughts

 

Okay, don’t freak out on me for the above thoughts just yet.  I and my family are NOT perfect!  I think about how I hate cleaning up after my family a lot.  Seriously, sometimes I feel like a maid.  But I noticed that it really effected my mood and how I acted towards my family after I cleaned up.  Either I was gonna pout about it and wish I was on a private island all by myself soaking up the glorious sun in peace, or I was gonna think differently and change my mood.  They say “If mama aint happy aint nobody happy”  It is so true!! We have a HUGE impact on our day with our spouse and kids.  We need to choose more JOY and less dread.  So crank up that music and get your kids dancing around helping out or playing, because when they see you happy, it shows them that they are not a burden on you and you love them.  After all, I don’t know about you, but I always wanted to be a wife and mother.  I have been very blessed to be a wife and a mama, and waited a long time for these precious, most important people in my life, to be having such a bad attitude towards them.