Since having a baby, I have had to learn to let go of my former expectations of how spotless the house needs to be. Sometimes I do get a bit grumpy at how quickly the house can turn from neat and organized into a big mess everywhere!
In an ideal world, our family room would always be this clean:
But the reality is that there are days when it usually ends up looking like this:
And our coffee table is covered like this:
I wish the playroom could always have a clear floor:
But I appreciate moments like this:
And moments like this even as our fridge gets covered with lips and mustache foam stickers:
So I remind myself that these messes are temporary as we do a family clean-up each evening and start the cycle all over again the next day. What it boils down to is just “things” and that it is far more important for my kids to be part of the home and family too.