Sunday, August 21, 2011

Goop = Cornstarch + Water

 

Alternatively titled: “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”

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If it were up to me, my house would always be sparkling clean.

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My kitchen would be spotless and smell faintly of bleach and lemons.

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If it were up to me, I would take a nap daily and read for hours.

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I would never need to know the easiest way to clean “goop” from every crevice of my kitchen

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(note: allow to dry, scrape and sweep up as much as you can, mop/wipe with a damp rag the rest.  And REPEAT)

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I would never know this kind of a mess.

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I’m so thankful it is not up to me.

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Because I would also not know this kind of laughter.

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This no-holds-barred boyishness that they show me every day.

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This joy of discovery.

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This goofiness.

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These two messy, adorable, wonderful boys that God has blessed me with.

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In the end, the laughter outweighs the tears.

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The kisses outweigh the scoldings.

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And the joy outweighs the messes!

 

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(even the big ones)

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5 comments:

T Rex Mom said...

I must be becoming immune to big messes like this because all I could see was that amazingly soft squishy diaper on Isaac.

I hope you are feeling better, too.

ter@waaoms said...

I'm glad your joy is outweighing everything else. :)

blueviolet said...

YOU are doing it right!

Jenners said...

You are a very very very very very very very very good mom!

britney said...

This was a beautiful post. I love having a boy and I'm glad you do too.