Sometimes I have to bite my tongue and refrain from saying "Don't worry about it, I'll just do it!"
Sometimes when I see a mess I have to leave it as is and find the owner. This is so hard because I know I can whisk the mess away in no time flat!
-It's easier if I do the dishes, my socks wouldn't be soaked and the dishes won't need a thorough inspection.
-It's easier if I do the mopping. Every inch of the floor will be kissed by a thoroughly rinsed mop.
-It's easier if I do the vacuuming. Every crumb will vanish, and dust will disappear.
-It's easier if I do the dusting. Every shelf will be reached and light fixture sparkling.
-It's easier if I put the dishes away. I can open the cupboard at anytime and know that I will not need a boo boo bunny afterwards.
-It's easier if I pick up the toys. Not only will this be done in a timely fashion, but every toy will be in it's proper place, and the only tears will be tears of joy!
-It's easier if I make the beds in the morning. Neat. Orderly. Pillows perfectly placed. Sigh.
-It's easier if I cook all the meals. Oh my is it easier!
-I would be lonely standing at the sink by myself, washing dishes in my dry socks.
-There wouldn't be any sock wars if I folded all the laundry.
-I would miss seeing the wet little feet prints making their way across the strangely dry (in most areas) kitchen floor if I was mopping it.
-I would miss the shear joy on the kid's faces when they hunt down dust bunnies if I was doing the vacuuming.
-I would miss all of the really low unnoticeable places if I were dusting alone.
-I would miss playing 'dodge that cup', if I put the dishes away.
-I would miss hunting for the less than a centimeter long Lego piece if I put the toys away.
-I would miss the pillow fights and blanket forts, if I made the beds.
-I would miss the clouds of flour and the mountain of dishes if I cooked all the meals. Alright, well maybe not the dishes.
As you can see life would be much easier if I did all of the chores and homemaking in peace and quiet. I certainly would gain more free time, but I think I would lose something greater.
So, if you ever stop by for a visit, beware of the dust bunnies and the boo boo bunnies are in the freezer.
"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27