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Your House Will Never Be Clean Enough...

Kelly over at Love Well is panicking because her baby is eating dirt.

I can beat that.

When Rebecca was almost a year old, and teething, I found her in the bathroom. She had managed to lift up the lid, and was enthusiastically gumming the toilet rim.

I, of course, freaked out. And cleaned everything in sight.

But honestly, is your toilet ever clean enough for a child to lick? Of course not.

And that's the point. Nothing is ever truly clean enough when your kids are little. You just finish vacuuming and find out that a toddler has been following you while eating crackers. And is laundry ever all done? Nope.

We need to have a system, and we need to keep things as sanitary as possible. But let's face it. It's never going to be perfect. So don't stress out about it! Make it presentable so that you can feel comfortable in your home, but not so perfect that you're constantly worried about it.

I once read this quotation that said:

"A clean house is the sign of a boring person."

And I think that's true. If you see my house, you'll see all my knitting projects. And all my books. And all my pictures. That's just who I am. It's not perfect. And I still wouldn't lick the toilet seat. But it's good enough. And that's all that matters.

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At 8:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said…

GACK!!! My children were worried about the shriek I just gave.

Is she still living? The toilet germs didn't kill her??? :shudder:


At 10:31 AM , Blogger Dena @ Green Acres said…

I can even top that one...when my twin girls were potty-training I left them in the bathroom on their potties while I answered the phone. I came back a couple of minutes later to see they had painted each other and everything in the bathroom with the "paint" in their potties. It was at that moment that I knew it was time for me to quit stressing over germs. LOL

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