This piece by Amy is something I know I have often thought about myself.
I love her honesty ...
"I will tell you I have adult temper tantrums sometimes when I look around and see piles of pet fur, crumbs, spilled food no one has bothered to clean up, dishes and dirty clothes all over, toys spread far and wide, etc. I can't stand it. I crave cleanliness and organization, for my own sanity if nothing else."
Oh my God me too! I have lost count of the number of times I have walked through the door, seen the carnage of a day and totally lost the plot. The dogs, Harry especially, make it very hard to keep the place clean and it is only recently that I have actually bought a broom (yes mum, I know that's amusing after 3 years of marriage) which means nightly sweeps to keep on top of things. That's enough for me, I can cope with thing not being perfect, as long as they're not gross: That's my line lol
What I really loved about Any's post though was being reminded about this concept:
"Then when I'm vacuuming it occurs to me that 10 or 20 years from now my girls won't remember if there were 1 million black lab furs across the white kitchen floor or not. What they will remember is me playing with them, us doing fun things together. They will remember their mom freaking out over messes, or they'll remember us happily enjoying our day. Really, when I think about it that way, maybe the cleanliness isn't such a big deal."
It seems crazy that we as women (and sorry if that seems sexist, but it is pretty universally women who this applies to) feel like they need to beat themselves up every day because they haven't done enough. We do so much and we really ought to be satisfied that we have done enough.
There is an amazing quote by an incredible woman called Maya Angelou that goes
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel"
And I want my family to feel like they are the most important thing in the world to me. Because they are.
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