I love spending the summer with the boys. Its a time in our lives that I have come to cherish. Its a time when we get to sit together and plan our "Fun Thursdays" for the summer months. I want my kids to look back and remember the days at home as days filled with joy, fun, laughter and memories. I'm not sure if my kids will ever say they remember the smell of PineSol, but I do know they will remember us having picnics in the back yard, camping for months on end, endless bowling, fun Friday nights and so much more. Whether my house was perfect or how it compared to others’ is not even on their radar.
Is it good to have order and structure? Sure. But I don’t allow the pressure to be the "perfect mom" keep me from having a happy home. The unmade bed will still be there when we are through, but I promise that the time with our children will go quickly, then I'll have time to have the perfect abode.
We look at our kids and we wonder why they laugh and smile with others, but I wonder how often our kids look at us and wonder the same thing. Why does my mom have such a great personality with that person or in that place, but not with me? Take a moment today and look past the clutter and the to-do list and enjoy your family. It will be a memory that they will one day say...remember when...
Summer is coming!! Are you Ready?