Today I am participating in 5 minute Friday, with Lisa-Jo Baker. I found her blog this week and love her style!
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…
Today's topic: HOME
So, my home is a wreck! Like a real disaster area, but I can honestly say I have had LOTS of fun with my kids this week. Devin has been working late with so many food shows this month, that by the time I get home, cook dinner, clean up dinner, give baths, play and read books, put kids to bed- it's 8:30 and I need to shower and get things lined up for the next day I am exhausted and want to go to bed myself.
I have spent more time doing crafts (we made leprechauns) and building forts, and playing dress up. I have shut the playroom door at night instead of picking up the toys. I love my home, I love to have people over to my home- but my home is not in visitor-friendly shape right now.
That being said, we're happy, we've made memories- and isn't that really what home is all about!?!? Chatham probably won't notice, and definitely won't remember that two mornings worth of cereal bowls are in the sink; but he CAN tell you that Mommy dressed up as Captain America and saved the Joker from the death trap (made of q-tips) under the craft table in the playroom. He can tell you that we built a dinosaur cave out of legos and the stegosaurus ate the roof.
Maybe one day my home will be consistently neat and tidy; maybe one day my home will be a place always ready for drop in visitors, but for now my home is what I have always wanted me home to be- full of fun, loving memories.