Being that Sundays are the start of my week (yay ministry!) Fridays are the start of my weekend. I like to try and do all the chores that have gone unnoticed throughout the busyness of the week on Fridays so that Saturdays can be reserved for fun things.
Being that I’ve been nursing a sick child back to health, this week’s chores have not just slipped under the radar; they’ve multiplied. Frustrated by the state of my house, I was scrubbing my kitchen counters with more vigor and anger than I usually do. Over the scratchy sounds of the scrub brush on our plastic-y countertops, I heard a tiny voice in the other room.
“Be right there, bud.”
“In a minute, love. Just gotta finish cleaning this kitchen.”
And then I stopped and thought to myself.
In ten years, am I going to wish I spent more time keeping my house clean? Or am I going to desperately wish I just had one more afternoon with my two-year-old and a puzzle on a not-so vacuumed floor?
So I dropped the scrub brush and headed into the other room to find my boy.
“Do you wanna do this puzzle with Mama?”
“YEAH!” he shouted as he plopped his diaper-padded butt down on the floor with a squish.
Oh my heart. My heart, my heart, my heart.