Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Don't stop by unannounced.

I hope that my child, looking back on today
Will remember a mother who had time to play;
Because children grow up while you're not looking,
There are years ahead for cleaning and cooking.
So, quiet now cobwebs, dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep.

Don't stop by our house unannounced during the day. If you do, keep the above poem in mind. The living room where we play usually looks like a tornado just touched down. We are busy playing Lego's and hide and go seek. We are busy being outside in the sunshine. We spend our mornings cuddled on the couch watching cartoons. Some days we spend the entire day in pajamas building mega block towers.

My floors are not swept. My showers haven't seen a good scrub in too long. Sometimes there are dishes in the sink. Sometimes there's dust on our bookshelves.

We like to take long walks in the afternoon. We like to draw on the sidewalk with chalk. We like to look out the window at the "Mow-Mows" {cats} We love to wrestle and have tickle fights.

So, sorry dust and cobwebs. You'll just have to wait. I'm making it a priority to REALLY enjoy my babies. Babies don't keep.


  1. I so, so, so love this! If only my husband felt the same way - he thinks I should be able to play and keep the house looking perfect every day. Ugh, men!

  2. Honey! This is sooo me! I try but I really do not care as much...I only care about having two happy boys! Love this post!!

  3. I need to keep this in mind more often. My house is far from perfect, but the constant thought of doing dishes and keeping it clean is enough to drive me crazy. It's all about priorities and making sure I cherish that time with my girl.