Monday, January 30, 2012
The house was clean yesterday...
Ever wish you had a sign like this to hang on your front door? Almost as a "before you enter" pre-apology?
Honestly, our living room is never quite clean because I can always spot a toy lurking somewhere under the couch, chair, bookshelf or hassock. Cheerios have a unique crunch I've learned to identify the second after my foot comes into contact with them. They also, like their friend the building block, are tiny enough to burrow themselves into the hardest to reach locations.
And pacifiers seem to go missing in "blink and they're gone" fashion right before it's time for bed, when a particular binky user is at their crankiest.
Then it's time for me, aka tired mom, to don my super sleuth cape as I comb over every inch of floor with Sherlock Holmes precision.
(While my usually helpful Watson is already passed out on the couch, despite red-faced wailing that could rattle the dead. Yes, it's a medical mystery that still alludes me and, probably, women everywhere.)
Binky found, I can only contemplate what other hidden treasures await me behind the dark, dusty, entertainment center.
I sigh. Long and loud. Shut my eyes, dismally.
But, you know what? Life is messy; so it makes sense our homes are at times too. Despite our best efforts, something usually falls by the wayside, whether it be cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, errands, etc.
There will always be one more thing on our to do list that we haven't managed to accomplish.
However, straightening up the house is one of those never ending jobs that will need to be done day after day, child after child, disaster after disaster.
So, the reality is, we should do the best we can and...
Try not to sweat the small stuff.
(Because while messy rooms may seem the height of catastrophe, they truly aren't that significant in the grand scheme of things.) :)