It is cleaning day, that day I attempt to remove evidence of living in my home.
Sounds strange when I put it like that, yet that is what I attempt to do.
In my home I am the chief cleaner upperer. Everyone does the quick tidy as they go. I then scoot through doing the intense, deep clean. The super dooper everything back in its place tidy.
Picking up and putting away toys, books, shoes, clothes, bags, jewels and art supplies.
Straightening cushions, lining up books and wiping surfaces of sticky hand prints.
Removing, removing, removing evidence that a person touched, moved and used an object.
If you read along regularly you know it is these potentially cranky moments that I love to flip around to find some Bliss.
House cleaning? Bliss? Let’s see how I go.
Today before I open a cupboard, before I pack away a toy, I am going to pause and acknowledge how this toy landed here. The really big amazing and incredible reason – I am a Mummy and I share my home with two incredible and busy little people.
Today I will grab my camera and capture evidence, that messy, adorable and sometimes sticky evidence that kids were here.
That messy evidence my heart will one day ache to have around.
That incredible evidence of play, fun and living.
My little interior designers add a touch of flare to the mantle
Nerf bullets, where there is one there will be more.
And yes I am correct
This is wormy and it does not matter how many times a day I pick him up, somehow he reappears at my feet.
Here he is again, in the kitchen
While in the kitchen I considered wearing the tiger hat left dangling on the trolley
One of those imaginative made up games.
This is too cute for words
Then there are the colourful additions to my noticeboard, melting my heart.
I would guess most of you share your home with at least one other person or creature.
Some of you may have teens, ageing parents, kids, hubbies, flat mates, dogs, cats, bunnies.
Everyone of them leaving evidence of their place in your home, your heart and your life. Dog hair on the rug, toothpaste on the vanity, toys here there and everywhere, shoes at the door, handbag on the chair, undies in the bathroom.
This week as you go about your regular tidy, pause, observe and absorb the bliss of having someone to love in and around your home.
This is Day 19 0f My 31 Days of Captured Bliss.
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