Many…many, many years ago, before I was married with children, I was just a girl without a care in the world.
Well, you know, beyond the need for money to pay rent and party.
Back then I didn’t care if my place was clean, because no one ever came over and I was rarely there, even to sleep. I wasn’t concerned with dirty laundry exploding out of my bathroom like it had come to life and gone all incredible hulk on my hallway. Dishes in the sink? I’ll get to that later. Rotten food in the fridge? I’ll just eat out. I didn’t care and didn’t have a reason to care.
Unfortunately I can’t live like a slob with a family. I can’t get to that later with little hands and mouths on every surface in the house.
As parents, we spend so much time baby-proofing: corner bumpers, plug protectors, door locks, and while ultra-sanitizing with every cleanser on the market, we run out of time to just enjoy being with our kids. Kids get dirty, kids get hurt, and it’s just part of life. It’s how we learn.
We’re cat lovers in this house, and as such, there is a constant battle of wills between the kids and the cats over the cat food. All of them claim a stake on the food, the cats rightfully so, for obvious reasons, but every day the kitchen turns into a war zone as I try to fend off attack after attack by the overly aggressive Charli, who is determined to have her share of the food, come Hell or high water.
Do any of you struggle with this problem?
Hilariously enough, they actually enjoy cleaning with it. You have no idea how many times I had to kick Afton out of the kitchen to take pictures of my dirty floor because she kept trying to clean it.
Embrace life’s little messes and spend more time playing, instead of cleaning.
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