If you had little ones when Finding Nemo came out, you likely have heard Dorie’s mantra, “Just keep swimming.” Or, if you’re a bit older, you surely know the Little Engine Who Could, “I think I can, I think I can.”
That’s where I am. I’m swimming through a sea of toys and clothes and dirty laundry and clean laundry and somewhere in the middle laundry. There are dirty dishes and clean dishes and dishes that are *supposed* to be clean, but didn’t get checked before they were put up. There are clothes that are too big, clothes that are too small. There are the favorite shoes and the least favorite shoes. And then, there’s the trash.. the little bits and pieces that are always on the ground, the cans that are always full.
I asked my mom awhile ago why she never told me how disgusting kids are, “I didn’t want to discourage you” was her response.
I have to admit, today I am a little discouraged. I’ve really been working hard to just get all of the junk out of my house. I’ve been listing stuff on Craigslist. I’ve been donating to Goodwill. I’ve been pawning stuff off on friends and neighbors :)… But, my house seems to still be full to the gills. And I need to spend as much time getting the dirt out as I have been on all of the stuff.
So, this was my break. My chance to share with the world (or my one blog reader) what it’s like at our house today. It’s a full day. Full of kids and stuff and “to do’s”.
And now I’ll dive back in… Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.