Mess-Makers vs. Cleaner-Uppers

I keep telling myself that with many small children, we are in a stage of life with more “mess-makers” than “cleaner-uppers.”

For now we are doing our best to embrace the mess and love the mess-makers, knowing that time will pass quickly and the little ones will be a huge help in no time. The older children are already very helpful; just not quick enough to keep up with more than their share.

So until the “cleaner-uppers” outnumber the “mess-makers”โ€”this is real life…

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Linking to Lydia’s “Mindful Mothering Mondays“.

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7 Responses to Mess-Makers vs. Cleaner-Uppers

  1. Anne says:

    Love the shoes, the papers, the jar of jam without its lid…yeah, it looks like our house sometimes (even though we have lots of cleaner-uppers)… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Boy what a familiar scene! Seems like we’re barely keeping our heads above water, too. The best I can do is *try* to set an example of picking up after myself and letting my littles see me doing some of the housework (rather than cramming it all in at naptime) so they don’t get the impression there’s some kind of clean-up fairy!

    • Sara says:

      Thanks for taking time to comment! I also noticed that I set the pace for cleaning. If I am working quickly, everyone else picks up speed too. I’m trying to teach my oldest kids that the little ones will follow their lead in speed as well.

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