All I wanted to do was unload our dishwasher and wash our dishes. That’s it…nothing special…not work on a fun project…just do the dishes…
As a parent with a small child this is the reality we face at every task. This is life. For every task completed, add a few new cleaning tasks to the end of your list.
My son didn’t do this to be mean. My son didn’t do this to make me do more work. My son didn’t do this to destroy things.
My son did this because he’s two and that’s what 2 year olds do. I love my little tornado<3. I also know he won’t always be my little whirlwind of love.
After washing dishes I calmly picked up the cabinet’s contents and invited him to join me in this task.
If I know I’m expecting someone at my home, I try to make my house as picked up as possible….that being said, if you were to have dropped by my home while I was washing dishes today, my house would have been in a whole other state.
We as parents need to relax and give ourselves (AND OTHERS) permission to not worry about the little tornadoes running around our home. We need to ensure that they aren’t destroying, but sometimes play can be messy.
As much as I’d love my home to look like it was in the pages of Better Homes and Gardens, I’m not naive enough to not realize that those homes probably don’t look like that 100% of the time;-). Truth be told, I LOVE to take pictures of my home when I have it picked up just to show myself that it has and can be in that state.
I did get my dishes washed. I did get the toys picked up. We did get on with the rest of the day…with more play. The house will not always be filled in this way. Our kids will be grown up way too soon. I love my children with all my heart. It’s hard to think about how fast they grow. As a parent it’s important to remember what’s important and to try not to sweat the small stuff. It will all get done…eventually;-)
Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3