Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The most important things...

The morning that this picture was taken I read my sister's blog and she talked about doing the most important things and not worrying as much about a clean house. This is really hard for me. But I realized that the day before I had had a really bad day, BUT my house was literally clean almost the entire day, which for having 4 boys that is a real feat! So I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned, always picking up and maintaining things, but at the end of the day I was miserable! I hadn't spent good times with my kids and my focus was all wrong! So when I woke up the next day and read my sister's blog, I decided to try things differently. So this is a picture of me with dirty dishes that stayed there until.......okay, just from breakfast until lunch but hey that is progress for me. I tend to need my kitchen to be clean at all times and I hurridly do dishes immediately after a meal. It is kind of OC. So I just left things. (Now I'm thinking to myself why didn't I have the kids do their after meal time chores, which is Isaac:load dishes, Micah:Clear and wipe table, and Andrew:sweep under the table with electric broom)
So, instead of cleaning all day, I read to the boys.... (Isaac is taking the picture)
I gazed into the most beautiful eyes in the world! :)
And I gotta lots of Andrew smiles!

Next post is what we did after book time...

2 comments:

Bookworm said...

I've found this to be true in my home as well. Life is so much more peaceful and joyful when I put the OC cleaning aside and focus on what's most important!

momto9 said...

A sweet and beautiful post!!!! I left the housework toda too and we went out and were outdoors for over 4 hrs today!!! YAY!