"Please excuse our mess. We are making family memories."
I have to admit... I hate having a messy home! My mind feels clogged, and I literally can't think until my space is clean.
Sometimes it drives my husband wild. "Just sit down!", he says. But I can't get myself to relax until I have things in order.
Today, I just didn't feel like cleaning. I had a long, long day at work, and I just wanted to curl up with a book, snuggle under a warm blanket, and immerse myself into another world.
But my 2 year old bundle of love and energy wouldn't allow me to live in my own bubbly book world. So, I sat with her, and we played, talked, and read together.
But that nagging thought keep creeping into my mind...that I needed to clean up!!
That's when I spotted my little pillow in the corner of the couch in my family room. It was squished into the side of the couch. I pulled it out, and read what was written on it.
It read,"Please excuse our mess. We are making family memories."
I looked up from the pillow to find my daughter standing in front of me, staring into my face. I must have zoned out in my own thoughts, for she asked, "Mommy, you're not talking to me?"
I grabbed her little body and hugged her tightly. "I love you baby. Of course I'm talking to you." I said.
I shook that crazy thought of cleaning out of my head. Wasn't it more important, after all, to create family memories?
Cleaning...I think I can find some time when she's asleep...
Those little reminder pillows are great to keep around... We all need a quiet reminder of what's important in our lives.