Friday, June 13, 2008

I was about to wash dishes (a lot of them-it's been a while...) and thought I'd make the chore a little more fun by listening to something from I get over there, click on Family Life Today and find this article about hospitality, messy houses and friendship.

You know, for those of you who struggle with a slightly lived in look...or the perfectionism that makes the messy days bad days.

I've been thinking about perfectionism a lot in the last year or so and truly believe it is bondage (although I've worn the perfectionist badge with pride in the past--ahhh, that's probably why God's given me a gaggle of children--I do believe it's impossible to be a sane perfectionist mommy of many!).

Oh, and just so you know, a determined toddler is fully capable of opening a watermelon. Did you know a watermelon will split in half with only a 3.5 foot fall from the kitchen counter? So, I'll be washing dishes and mopping the floor!


Tonya said...

You spoke what is on my heart. My struggle with perfectionism has only left me feeling incompetent and incomplete. If we were perfect, we wouldn't need God's Grace!

Supermom2JakeAndEmmy said...

Go Jaika! LOL. I understand. Have you seen MY house lately? imperfection is an understatement. My mom brought one of our cousins that we hadn't seen in years over to my house unannounced this weekend. I was so embarassed . . .