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Posted on J September, 2012, in Family, Gratitude, Life, Motherhood, Parenting, Self-esteem and tagged baby girls, baby in my tummy, baking with my little girl, butter cookies, childhood memories, cookie cutter cookies, Death Star, family time, farts and burps, fat baby hands kneading dough, food, getting hands dirty, last day of your life, Love your family, making memories, memories, postaweek2012, sneaking cookie dough, Star Wars cookies, stop rushing, the meaning of my life. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.
its kinda hard to live in a messy house will drive my hb crazy. its not too hard to keep clean, put away all the stuff immediately so no mess created. Then clean the whole house at least once a week only takes 2 hours the most, alternate days clean the toilets, make the kids clean up their own messes. split up your chores, just spend an hour or 2 a day its totally possible. I cook 2 meals a day, their lunches and dinners from scratch. While the kids are playing on their own start tidying up bit here and there and its possible. I mean we dont have to be super clean but at leats vacum once or twice a week, dust/ wipe down furniture once a week, the thing is when we allow the house to be messy all the time kids think its ok to do so thus when they grow up they will think mess its an ok thing, one of my neighbor she is super clean perhaps too clean but her kid pick up and clean up they learn from their mom, at night when they all go to sleep clean a little here and there and the house will be spick and span. I feel good when the carpet is clean. Kids also need to know how to play on their own at least couple hours and the rest we could spend some time with them, I have walked in someone house of mess upstairs and I nearly passed out, downstair was clean but all the things were dumped upstairs things were all over especially the main master bedroom it was a wreck. Another tip is dont buy too many things in the house, the thing is it happens when we stay at home with them have a tendency to shop, less things equals less mess, also too many toys is unnecessary. just buy main toys eg, lego excellent as you can build stuff with it and not grow out of it, kids get more creative with less than too many they get overwhelm, the more they have it makes them unappreciative of the amount of toys they have. I used to have nothing as a child just one small basket and I treasure every single one of them.
One of my favorite memories of my childhood is baking chocolate chip cookies with my aunt. I have baked several times with my older one and as soon as the younger is big enough, she'll get to join in, too. :)
Absolutely beautiful! My baby is 17 1/2...I miss the days when baking with Mom was something they loved. *sigh* Thank you for the slightly misty-eyed memories!
This is beautiful!! My eyes are full of tears. These are the memories she will have forever. I remember my mom in the kitchen. I remember my children helping me in the kitchen. I will do something like this very soon with my kiddos. Thanks for the post!
I love this post! My mother is always telling me that the housework will wait and to spend time with my kids because it goes way too fast! I love the conversation you and your daughter had. Thanks for the reminder!
This is one of the memories that you will pull out and revisit, holding it close to your heart, after the kids have moved out and grown up. Lucky Baby G! She'll pull it out and hold it close one day, too.
Thank you Kathy :) It's an amazing thing when we listen to our own advice and take the time to stop and smell the roses. I hope my readers take the time to visit you at www.bonbonbreak.com and get inspired by the amazing group of parenting bloggers you've gathered together.