A clean house can be an unattainable goal for parents! It is like children have an inborn instinct to go around behind us and undo our hard work to keep the house clean!
So, the thought for today is GRACE! The housework will always be there! I know that we want to have a perfect house, perfect kids and the perfect life….but those things DON’T exist!! A truly clean house may never happen while I have 4 kids at home! Sure…you may come over and think…WOW, this house is really clean…but I guarantee you that there are areas that are not “company” ready!
I have a little saying….only one floor of my home is ever clean at the same time! My main level may look presentable, but if you go upstairs….not so much! I am coming to accept that this is OK!
I know that when I get the family room picked up and walk back in there 10 minutes later and my 2-year-old has dumped all of her toy buckets out all over the floor….my initial instinct is irritation and despair! I wonder why I even bother….but I have to remember that kids are messy! It is in their nature to be messy.
I am trying to not be as worried about trying to keep the house clean all of the time. I am trying to be more intentional about relaxing with my children while they are young!
So, today…give yourself a little break! When your house is a mess and you feel like it will never be clean again….just know that these days will pass! Don’t struggle too hard to keep a clean house all of the time…enjoy the small moments and know that the housework will keep for a few more minutes!