I remember when I didn’t have a baby, I used to notice how baby stuff takes over people’s houses. And I used to say ours would never become like that. I had this image in my head of how I would make sure there were not too many signs of baby around here, except for the nursery of course.
And while I still have issues over some types of baby products and toys, and with her stuff taking over our house, I don’t feel as passionate about this issue anymore. Quite the opposite, even. All these toys and baby stuff, they mean a little baby lives here, and why would that be a bad thing?
Today and pretty most days by noon, this is what our little house looks like at least half of our day.
Yeah, that last picture would make a great ‘Spot the object’ picture because if you look closely there isn’t much you wont find.
All these ‘imperfections’ are reminders of a little girl that happens to share this house with us. A reminder of a day many years from now, when our home may not be this messy, and it might be so much easier to keep it clean, but she wont live in it anymore. It will feel empty just like our hearts will probably feel that day when she packs her bags to leave her home as she knew it.
And I really don’t know what it will feel like then, because without this baby in it, I don’t remember what home felt like.
So just for today, will you look at the mess and the endless toys taking over your house differently?
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PS: This post also makes up for the messy house post I said I’d do someday, remember? Most welcome ;)