We’re fortunate enough to have a room in our home dedicated to the toys, tv, computers, and other things that entertain our children. It also houses some rather lonely exercise equipment but that’s neither here nor there. The interesting thing is that, even though the boys have a room especially for them to spread out all their toys and make as big a mess as they want to, they always end up in the family room. So what, you might be asking. Isn’t it called a family room for a reason? Of course it is and it’s where we hang out together watching tv, playing board games, etc. It’s just not where I would like a bunch of toys all the time. Well, take a look
at what my family room has looked like for the past couple of days. At first, I was a little frustrated by it because, the older I get the less I can take all the clutter. At any rate, I start getting a little tense when messes like these find their way out of the playroom and into the family room. Today though I realized something. The kids like being around us and they want to share their discoveries and their creations with us. Being tucked away in the playroom makes it harder for them to share their magical moments when they happen. So I decided to chill out. So what if there are some Legos all over the floor? I can appreciate the creative energy that put them there and just pick up the Legos at a later time. It’s one of those things that can drive you crazy if you let it so it’s a good time to just breathe and enjoy the fact that the kids don’t want to be far away. Treasure the moments that come to you.