I'm trying to be more diligent about keeping a cleaner house in this new year. I must admit though, I hate it. I'd rather just keep one room clean and shut the rest of the doors. I LIKE my house lived in and comfortable. I mean, we've all been in those other houses. You know the ones where the pillows on the couch scream I DARE YOU TO LAY DOWN! I don't aspire to that in my home. I want my guests to feel like they can come over, put their feet up on my sofa and snuggle into the blanket conveniently located on the arm of each piece of furniture. I want my children to explore building forts with all of the pillows and sofa cushions. Children should be relaxed in their homes I think.
My resolution isn't about pillow forts though. It's about the scary stuff under my stove. It's about learning to clean these "tilt in" windows ( i hear they're great). It's about worshiping God in caring for my home. It's about showing my children that a home isn't four walls to be taken for granted. It's about showing my husband that I respect his efforts to provide for us. It's about the pride i feel when I can dance barefooted across newly mopped floors and my crawling daughter's pants stay clean.
Now I'm not going to go crazy and bleach all of my doorknobs and cover my kitchen chairs with plastic as have been suggested. I have come to terms with the fact the the laundry pile multiplies while I sleep. I love my incontinent dog more than I love rugs. I must admit though, the smell of pinesol in the morning makes my motor run!