Monday, June 2, 2008

Precious time

I had a friend come over to my house this morning. This lovely friend who I love dearly, is OCD about cleaning her house. Her words not mine. I love that her house is always so clean, I can only hope one day I will work that hard to keep my house nice and neat. But my house especially after this week, is far from clean. I wasn't really expecting her to come over, so I wasn't prepared for her to see my mess. I apologized for the messy house, afterall I didn't do any housework this weekend. Instead I spent all weekend in the pool playing with my kids. She of course reassured me that she didn't care what my house looks like. Then she said the most important sentence that everyone should hear.. "You spent your weekend spending quality time with your kids, that's precious time that you can't get back." So true. The kids and I truly had a wonderful weekend. No cartoons, no internet, no phones, just us playing and having so much fun. One of these days my kids won't want to play with me. I will no longer be cool in their eyes. I will no longer hear "Mommy, pretend your the shark!", "Mommy will you read me this story?" "Mommy I love you".....These are precious moments in time that will soon be gone. So why should I be concerned about having the perfect house. I have two beautiful kids to play with and love. They deserve all my attention. That's all they ask for, some hugs, kisses, silly games, reading stories with them, snuggling with them. Cherish it. Enjoy it. Soak it up all you can. You never know how long it's going to be this good.