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The Messes Can Wait

Today was a success. 

My floors aren’t vacuumed and my bathrooms are picked up, but not really clean. 

My laundry is only partially done.

I didn’t shower today.

The kids ate tomatoes and quesadillas from the microwave for dinner. 

We ate it at 9:00pm.

Their rooms are pigstys.

BUT

We spent two hours at the park.

We went to the library and restocked our “to read” piles.

We had an hour and a half of cuddle/rest time in my bed and giggled and talked the whole time.

We spent two hours outside riding bikes, jump roping, walking Kai in his stroller and chasing around. 

We had ice cream with fresh fruit for dessert.

Every time they asked if they could have a cookie today I said, “yes”, until they were gone.  They were in shock.

They went to bed tired and happy.

MUCH more rewarding than a spotless house.

  • http://grandmahenke.com Grandma Henke

    Ahh, that IS a perfect day. I wish I’d been there, too.

  • http://just-about-perfect.blogspot.com/ Andrea

    That does sound like an awesome day.
    What fun.

  • http://wiggleroom.blogspot.com Sus

    good for you. you have to celebrate those great days when you rock and everybody is happy. i think that is just what i need, actually: to give in. maybe i will. right after i catch up on some email.

  • http://jeromeshantel.blogspot.com Shantel

    You inspire me! I need to that with my kids!

  • http://positivelyorganic.blogspot.com Corrie

    I think I need to do that cookie thing – for scientific reasons, of course. I want to see how my kids react.

    It sounds like you have a great perspective.

  • http://fussypants.typepad.com Alli {Mrs. Fussypants}

    I love how you think!

  • http://samicarter.blogspot.com Samantha Carter

    What a fun day!

  • http://www.democratherald.com/dhblogs/mike_henneke/ Mike H.

    This inspired me so much I linked to it from my blog. Thank you.

  • Rachel Adams/Rydalch

    Kim – I really love your parenting philosophies! (yes…I have just been stalking your entire blog. And I love it :) I miss your family so much, and I hope I can have days like this when I’m a Mom too :)