April 20, 2011

Four Corners

A friend of mine expressed her frustration today at the futility of housework.  We clean up one day, it's a disaster the next ... or perhaps even before the sun dips behind the horizon.  This same friend - God bless her - has my elder child over for a playdate right now and the younger is sleeping.

Here is the photographic evidence that our family room was clean at one point today (not just picked up, also dusted and vacuumed!)  One photo from each corner of the room:

 Enjoy it folks; it won't last long!

But you know what?

A messy house is a lived in house; I don't think I want it any other way.

How about you?


  1. i heard this phrase once:

    my house is clean enough to be healthy and messy enough to be happy

    i say it to myself all the time to remind myself to take it easy :)

  2. Oooh, Sarah, I love that phrase. Thanks for sharing; I will begin using it as my mantra too. :)

  3. Ugh, housework. I've always been a "clean house is a sign of a wasted life" kinda person. Still working on getting over that- especially since I now have a bunch of kids who need to be trained to clean up since there is no way I can keep up with all of the basic housework alone!

  4. ha! so true. a messy house is definitely a lived house, and that's by far better than a sad clean house;)