I finally figured out why my house looks "lived in".
It's very simple really...we live in it!
All 5 of us, well actually 6 of us,
if you count our dog Daisy.
Although we have a place for almost everything,
we are still in the process of training our
boys to put everything in its place.
This can be challenging each day,
as it seems to creep in often.
We have been trying to instill in our boys that it takes
every one to keep the household running.
I could easily get discouraged by the
"lived in" look in our home.
I could work really hard at preventing
that from happening, but why?
The only way my home would stay clean and tidy
is if we left for the entire day.
How would I home school or have a
warm meal on our plates if we were never home?
I must confess, I gave up on my old
standards of a "clean" house
some time ago.
I don't want my boys to feel like they can't enjoy their home.
Yes messes happen, but isn't that why we are training
our children to clean up their own messes?
I make messes too!
This happens when I am being productive.
I sometimes clean as I go.
And before my hubby gets home,
we will straighten things up.
I've been learning along the way to not panic
when things aren't spotless or put away...
I'll choose a messy "lived in" home
than a quiet tidy home any ol' day!
Set your affections on things above,
not on things on the earth.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
I appreciate each one of you.
Hugs & Blessings,