One of my dearest friends has the greatest resolution for the new year. She is going to stress less about her house being spotless and get down on the floor and play with her 3 children more. Not only is she going to stress less, but take action and not worry about the mess until the kids are in bed. They have a full time playmate ALL day with no waiting!
I have been doing this for the past couple of days. There is no "oh just a minute, I can play after I do..." I am right there and ready to follow wherever Caroline's imagination takes us. I am way happier and less concerned about when I am going to get the everyday tasks done. They will get done, but later. There is no later for playing with my witty and still-so-small three year old and my potbelly, kiss smacking one year old.
I don't plan to live in a pigsty, I really really enjoy cleanliness. But as my friend said, "Don't judge me if you come over and the house is a mess. Just smile and know I am sticking to my new routine!"
Thanks for the inspiration Jess! I have enjoyed the days of non-stop play immensely, and I know the girls do as well.
So we hope to have a lot less waiting,
and A LOT more playing!!
(no we don't have this much snow in D.C., these were taken in Utah at Christmas!)