Sunday, June 27, 2010

It's why we don't have a clean house...

We started today with a laundry list of things to do... dishes, vacuuming, pick up bedrooms, laundry, grocery shopping, etc... And we began our day with the tasks at hand- farmers market & Costco.  We got home from Costco and were all just really tired and not feeling at all like doing anything else on our list for the time being... so we all took a nap.  And well, the boys decided that they didn't quite feel like taking long naps- of course.  So we all are awake and none of us felt like completing our assigned tasks (Damien- cleaning; Me- grocery shopping; Deacon- clean his room; Zac- try not to make a bigger mess in our assigned "pick up areas")... so, instead, we blew up the kiddie pool and played outside.

As working parents we have to sometimes make the tough decision... clean house or family time.  Sure, there are times that cleaning can be family time... but not on a gorgeous summer day when we had spent all morning lugging the kids around on errands with us.  At the end of the day I look around my cluttered and somewhat disheveled house and I do wish we had been able to accomplish more (since I know for a fact I enjoy a clean house more than I enjoy a messy one)... but at least I'm able to look at these pictures and know we had a TON of fun ignoring our responsibilities.

(though I feel the need to give Damien some credit here... he did about 6 loads of laundry and ironed his work shirts... He's a pretty good husband sometimes)

3 comments:

Martha said...

Good for you!

Lisa Brown said...

Gosh! It's SO good to hear somebody else in that same situation too! There is always SOO much to do (esp as a working mom)- it's great to just relax and just hang with the family!

Natalie said...

Love those days you throw off all responsibility- hate the morning after. Enjoy your summer!