Master of Disaster

On any given day my house looks like it has been ransacked. If anyone stopped by unexpectedly that is probably what I would tell them.

When I look around my house all I see are finger prints. On the windows, doors, cabinets, everywhere. I wonder when the time will come when I won’t see the smudges everywhere I look.

The laundry stretches down the hall and into the family room. One of my work shoes is wedged into the couch and the other is M.I.A. I routinely have to go through piles of paper on the counter to sift out what can be thrown away and what needs to be put back into the stack for me to sift through in another couple of weeks. Sometimes I find underwear on the kitchen floor. If there is a puddle of liquid I pray it is not pee. If it is brown and not moving that is even worse. Kids books, kids toys, clothes, socks and shoes. Everywhere. As far as the eye can see.

But then I suspect that one day I will look around at my organized counters, my empty laundry baskets and my pristine windows and I will miss all those little finger prints that I used to see.

3 thoughts on “Master of Disaster

  1. Yes, you will miss the little people who tornado through your house, but in exchange you get big people who become your friends as well as your children with the added bonus of arriving home to your house and it looking just as you left it. πŸ™‚ By the way, I love that picture of Tsai. It pretty much sums that boy up. A happy flying machine with a cape.

  2. I don’t bother cleaning the front of my stainless refrigerator anymore. It is a long process to get it looking nice, and within 10 minutes will always have a nice child-sized hand print right in the middle anyway. I just cleaned the full-length window on my back door the other day and found myself worrying who might bash their head trying to run through it…

  3. My house is a mess too. Always. I wish I could say it’s because I have kids, but my reason is that I’m not very good at keeping it clean. But it is always reassuring to know I’m not the only one! Your kids are gorgeous. πŸ™‚

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