Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 2: The Mess

For today's Words to Live By, I've chosen to share a saying that I found while perusing Pinterest.
I couldn't help but pin this image of a lovely hand painted sign...


Source: etsy.com via Andrea on Pinterest



"Please excuse the mess.  The children are making memories."

During the day, those words have become our family motto.

Over the past 18 months, I've learned that it is in my sanity's best interest to leave most of the tidying up (except for spills or hazards) until the evening... after our little memory maker is in bed.

So if you happen to stop by our home for a visit during the day, you just might encounter something like the chaos, disarray and toy explosion from Welcome Wagon Wackiness... although at least now we have upgraded our living room furniture!

Most evenings I find myself putting away, wiping down, and sweeping up remnants of the memories made during the day. 
As I go about this nightly routine, I remember the giggles, the games, the stories, the smiles, the snacks, and the discoveries...






...and look forward to doing it all again tomorrow.


Thanks for stopping by.


Interested in purchasing a hand painted sign like the one above?  Find the artist's Etsy store HERE.


This post is part of my blog series, "31 Days of Words to Live By".  For the month of October, I will be sharing my favourite quotes and sayings while incorporating them into daily life and art projects.

This series was inspired by The Inspired Room, where you'll find other "31 Days" series among many other wonderful things!


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Day 1: The Courage to Start
Day 2: The Mess
Day 7: Motorcar Magic
Day 8: Beautiful Moments
Day 9: A Little Boy



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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! As I read this I looked around my living room and there are toys all over. I haven't picked up anything yet. I had to smile at the mess. Because it IS memories and I've never thought of it that way before.

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  2. I'm looking around at my house--my house that was spic 'n span at the beginning of the weekend and which now looks like a tornado has torn through it. And now I'm remembering how much fun my four boys had building a fort in our front room and playing with Legos all weekend long and the mess seems worth it. Thanks for sharing the timely thought.

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