Friday, May 08, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

That yellow mess would be a mango-banana-pineapple-yogurt smoothie mixed with leftover vegetable soup from the night before (that she refused to eat). She drank about four glasses full. Despite the mess, I'm glad she got her veggies. She's picky now. But I'm getting sneakier.

This picture pretty much sums up what we've been up to these, um . . . ten days since I've posted. (Sorry Grandma & Grandpa.) Like I said on my other blog, I've been using this past week or so to catch up on some housework and try to organize our home a little better. OK, mostly to sort through the girls' clothes and rotate some out from a storage bin in the garage. It's a lot of work. They have so many clothes that I wonder sometimes why I do laundry so much. Oh yeah, because my closet is the one lacking - or rather - the amount of clothes I can fit into is small in comparison.

Where was I? Oh yeah, trying to clean our house with a tornado behind me. It's like taking two steps forward and one step backward. Or one step forward and 14 steps backward. When I get overwhelmed and can't get our home to stay as organized as I would like, I just try to remember that my kids won't be little for very long. I spoke to my mom on the phone last year a few days after visiting them and she said she hadn't put Sophie's toys away. She said she missed having them scattered all over the floor. I try to remember that, let some of the clutter stay, and enjoy my girls in the stages they're in. (Although, a few hundred extra square feet would make the messes seem smaller.)

Speaking of not getting everything done that I would like, I have a squirmy little Ivy on my lap rubbing her eyes . . . So,

[Insert flowery, sentimental tribute to mothers.]

Happy Mothers Day to all women in our lives! We love you!


McKell said...

Happy Mothers Day to you too!

Cassia said...

From my experience - the days I most try to "get things done" are the days that end up the most stressful and probably the messiest. On the other hand, when I decide to just "be with the children" (reading, playing, etc), they are more likely to listen to me and less likely to make messes - and therefore we are more likely to have a house no messier than it was in the morning. So that's what experience has taught me. Unfortunately, I'm still really slow to listen and remember that myself. Of course, I still love it when Bryan or someone decides to take them out somewhere to play and I get time to just get things done... :)

Anyway, happy Mother's Day to you, too! :)

Kathryn said...

"Amen" to the needed square-footage!