While we were away in Florida, we had our kitchen cabinets painted inside and out, not a new color but refreshing the old. I am loving the fresh, clean white paint. But, we had to empty our cabinets before we left for our trip and then guess what was waiting for me when we returned? Not only the beautiful new looking cabinets, but my bedroom floor completely full of the kitchen cabinet contents that had to be put back. You don't realize how much kitchen stuff you have until you have to empty the cabinets!
But, it was a good chance to clean-out things we don't need. I put back the stuff we used most often first and then saw how great the cabinets looked being less cluttered so I wasn't at all motivated to put back the last of the stuff and was able to more easily get rid of it! Now I probably ought to go through that painful process in my closet -- remove everything and then just put back the stuff I really use and love.
I caught this sweet moment this week:
My 7 year old daughter reading to her baby doll. So, so precious! Can I just freeze time so that she never grows up?
When we had an outside gate repaired at our house a couple days ago, the repairman made a comment about "all the kids" I had and then followed it up with another comment that indicated he thought I ran a daycare out of my home. I didn't bother to tell him, "Nope they are all my children!" But, I'm definitely going to have to add that to my list of signs that you may have a lot of children: "People see you with your kids and assume you are running a daycare." Check.
Really as a mother of both white and black children I hear quite a bit and have come to realize that not everyone needs to be corrected, sometimes it's best to just smile and nod, "Uh-huh."
The It Feels Like Chaos Daycare:
Happy Friday Friends!