Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Good Mom = Messy House?
I saw this little ditty on Totsy, which is a great website for online shopping if you've never heard of it. Go on, check it out, sign up and shop!
No, but seriously, I have seen similar little ditties posted on Facebook and other blogs many times over the past couple of years.
And I'll be honest. I'm really sick of the notion that a messy house is equal to happy kids. I understand that sometimes you don't have time to deep clean something because you have to focus on the kids, believe me, I know that! But whenever I see one of these little ditties, I feel a stab in my stomach that somehow, I'm not a good mom because my house happens to be pretty clean.
In fact, my house is clean because I enlist my kids to help with chores to keep it clean. They work with me to do it, so not only am I spending time with them, teaching them something valuable, but they are developing a work ethic and they get to live in a clean house.
For some reason, I don't see that as a bad thing.
Now I'm not saying my house is spotless, because it's not, but my house isn't the messy that's always described in these little ditties.
So I will NOT be purchasing this little ditty from Totsy. You won't ever see such a thing hanging in my house.