Friday, April 1, 2011

Messy House=Treasured Moments

I was just giggling at fun videos of baby twins laughing, crying, and talking to eachother. There are SO many cute clips out there of parents capturing their sweet children in funny cirmcumstances or in every day babble. What I noticed, besides the overall cuteness, was the background stage strewn with laundry, toys, cluttered floors. Maybe it's because I am two weeks post-partum, and can relate more than ever to a messy house.
But what if those parents prioritized and instead of videoing their children, they spent that time cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, and just focusing on what they could get done while the twins entertained themselves? Would it be worth it to have a clean, picked-up house at the cost of missing priceless moments with their kids?
Would they remember how nice their floor looked clutterless, or would they regret missing those fleeting moments of when their children were small for just a blink?
I write this, because I, too often, catch myself worrying about the house over treasuring the time with my kids. It's nice to see messiness in the homes of other moms who choose to let it go, and live life to the fullest!


  1. Amen!! I'm often embarrassed at the mess in the background of my pictures and videos... but we're having a ton of fun around here!! Hard to keep up with little kiddos making messes- sometimes it stresses me out, but I'm trying to remind myself of all the years I'll have to keep a clean house when they're gone. I'll miss these messy days all too soon!! Hope you and Libby are well!! (I noticed the same thing in the video of the twins... and was a bit relieved that someone else's house looks like mine!) :)

  2. I don't know you, but I stumbled across your blog today and all I can say is wow. I feel painfully convicted and inspired. Thank you so much.