Thursday, August 13, 2009

Good Mothers Tile

Well I was having one of those days yesterday. I felt like I had a million things to do and all I wanted to do was get my house to a point where I wouldn't be embarassed to open the door if someone came to visit. Maddie had dance class in the morning quickly followed by a Relief Society meeting. We came home ate lunch...ramen noodles ended up all over my already very messy kitchen. While I was putting Maddie to sleep Mayli came and spilled yogurt all over Madilyn's door and carpet (that was fun to step into as I was coming out the door). I finally got the girls to go play out back for a minute so I could clean up the yogurt and ramen noodles. While I was doing that the girls turned the hose on and hadn't fully closed the back door and ended up spraying water in the house. I was going nuts! I was able to get the dishes done and the counter cleaned off before we had to run again. After some stops to figure out where I was supposed to pick up the stuff for our soccer team we are coaching and dropping off some things to a friend we were off to the doctor for Madilyn. Maddie has a sinus infection and she is on an antibiotic so I hope that soon she will finally feel better. While I was at the pharmacy waiting for her prescription to be filled I was looking around and I saw this tile and the saying on it was just what I needed to read. It says:


"Good mothers have sticky floors, filthy ovens, and Happy Kids!"


Sometimes I need these reminders that just because my house isn't always imaculate like some peoples doesn't mean that I'm an awful person. I do keep it clean enough and if the toys are all over the floor 5 minutes after I pick up its ok. And the fact that right after I just put the mop away someone spills juice all over the floor or they track in mud from outside its ok too. I always keep telling myself oh if I can just get the house really clean then I'll keep it up...but never fail it always gets messy again. Some weeks are good and some weeks are bad...this week is a bad week I guess. (Don't worry I did get up at 6am and my house is finally clean for a minute! :))
Notice the food all the way over by the back door and the milk spilled all over the blinds...yep she is the culprit but she is so darn cute and I have to remember to really enjoy this phase of life! And just look at that happy smile! :)

Life is Good!

11 comments:

Krista Neil said...

I feel for you, what a day! Wouldn't it be nice to do something not to have it undone seconds later? Keep smiling :)

what a life said...

I am glad that things got better for you!!! love you!

The Patty Cake House said...

I sooooooo know how you feel!!!! Every mother has those days!!! I love your quote - I need to write that one down and keep it somewhere where I can see it always!!!

Geneve said...

It's amazing how fast the kids can undo whatever you have just done. I have picked up three different card games that Cade has dumped out today. That tile is a good reminder though! A clean house is not the most important thing.

Heidi Gail Richhart said...

Thanks for sharing! if you ever need help! or need anything- please email me, text me, or call me and let me know! and i am there. That reminds me i still need to get the supplies i need to make you that tile you won from my contest awhile back. I have not forgotten you!

Nat said...

I totally feel what you're saying! What bugs me is when my house is finally clean, no one comes over. But EVERYONE stops by when its a disaster!

It's a Wonderful Life said...

LOVED that quote and totally needed that today! I love your blog, it always has something I need to read

Tani Ireland said...

I love that quote too! Even with older kids the mess still happens!

CoolJules said...

I love the quote. I must be a truly terrific mom, because I'm pretty sure that just described my house.

ryannsharidamontague said...

holy cow dede! Maddie is getting so big!! I haven't see you guys forever. hopefully, we can get together soon. I loved the quote too. I feel the same way to did!

ryannsharidamontague said...

holy cow dede! Maddie is getting so big!! I haven't see you guys forever. hopefully, we can get together soon. I loved the quote too. I feel the same way to did!