Joining with Lisa Jo Baker’s 5 minute friday today. Where lots of writers join together and write for 5 minutes using the 1-word prompt from Lisa. This week’s word is MESS.
It’s a mess. That’s something that can be said about at least one part of my home at any given moment. If I’ve got the kitchen clean, then the living room and dining room are swimming in toys and half-eaten toddler snacks. If the living room is spotless, then I’m almost guaranteed to be behind on the dishes. It’s a perpetual cycle of messiness that I hate.
A big part of me hopes that in a few weeks, when we move things will be better. When we actually have room to live in our home and not just scoot around all of the things that don’t have an official “home” in our home because there is literally no room for them.
I daydream about the day when Princess has her own room and is no longer bedding down in the dining room. I’ll actually be able to do the dishes after dinner instead of sprinting to the master bedroom so she can get to sleep. Maybe my kitchen won’t be in a constant state of messy anymore. Maybe my living room will be just a titch cleaner, when the kids have their own rooms to contain the toys. But what scares me, is that it won’t actually get better. What worries me is that the house is not a mess. I’m the mess.
Time will tell. But if it turns out that I’m just the messy one, using the too-small house as an excuse, well, I will most definitely be working on that. I want a clean house. I crave it. Not museum-clean, but the ability to walk around without stepping on eleven different toys and having to scoot around a pack-n-play just to eat lunch at the table. Yes, that sounds pretty blissful to me.
So ready to move out of the mess!
While it’s not perfect, I have learned a few things about organizing a small house along the way. Check out that post if you’d like to read my best tips!
Debra @ MsMoozys Open House says
Thanks for sharing with us today, that was a great post. :-) Have a great day.
Theresa | Heavenly Glimpses says
When I have a chance to step back, I do crave clean, as well! I need to wake up to a put together space…and then life happens! And we start over again. I hope that more space for you means less clutter!