Look familiar?! It does to me. Even though it's not a picture of my house, the similarities are striking, and it makes me feel better knowing that I'm not alone in the messiness issue. It's gotten a bit better as my children have gotten older, but clutter (particularly from toys and laundry) still abounds.
While I wish my house weren't this way, I've also come to the following conclusions about it:
- It's bigger than I am, and I'm just not going to win. So I may as well not get all huffy and worried about it.
- When my children are grown and gone, I can have a tidy house. (Of course, then I'll be sad that they're grown and gone and won't be motivated to clean it up even then.)
- People--especially other Mamas--are much more comfortable visiting my house if it's already messy.
On second thought, that might not go over so well. Better know how she'll interpret that one before you say it.
Mama Question: Do you keep your house tidy, let it go, or something in between? What about when you're expecting company?