However, I truly find it impossible to get my home clean and organized while having happy children. Truly completely impossible. I know that I tend to give into my children when they want me to play with them, read to them, help them, sit by them, hold them, etc. What they want from me really never ends.
Some days I find this so frustrating when they're all screaming, crying, fighting, and grabbing/clawing at me at the same time. But most days I love them and love that it's me they want. I think about how clean and organized my home will someday be and my heart instantly aches to hold and be with my babies! I truly love them and everything about them so much.
The day that I started this post I had been trying to clean my house. Juanita's boys were here playing with us, thankfully, because when I asked for the toys to be picked up so I could vacuum, EE was the best helper. All the kids helped, but he was on it.
Once we finally got all the toys cleaned up and Collier to not dump in out for a few seconds I started vacuuming. Collier was literally dumping toys out while I was vacuuming. EE was saying "No Collier" in such a sweet voice and picking the toys up Collier had dumped so I could vacuum there. I told EE that once I had vacuumed I didn't care he could dump them, then poor EE wouldn't have to keep picking up after Collier. Collier must have understood also because he then started just following behind me. Once I had vacuumed he would immediately dump the toys out in that spot.
I love these beautiful babies of mine so much. I know that my life is truly so blessed and I am so thankful for all of it! However, I would be lying if I didn't admit that sometimes my blessing overwhelm me...My messy house overwhelms me...When I think of all the important things I need to teach my children I get overwhelmed...All of the things I would like to do for others, for house, for myself...basically life is crazy and messy 99% of the time. But it's wonderful and blessed beyond anything that I could have ever imagined 100% of the time, so I'll gladly take the mess...and hopefully have a clean/organized home in about 10 years.