The other week, Ryan took Ava and Kate to church while Olivia stayed home with Mommy to help me clean the house in between showings (we officially surpassed #60 this past weekend).
But I digress. : )
As we moved around the house, Olivia stayed faithfully by my side, sweeping a bit in each room, and just enjoying the chance to be on her own.
She was quite the happy helper.
As we were leaving a room, I caught myself thinking, "cleaning seems simple and fun with just one helper. Those were the days . . ."
Then I thought back to that time . . .and how the thought of trying to clean the "whole" house while Ava was awake even then at times seemed like "work."
Oh how perspective and time changes our mindsets - huh?! : )
It was a good reminder to embrace the sweetness of this stage I find myself in with our girls and not just let the parts that can exhaust me take center stage.
Because all too soon, I will be looking wistfully over my shoulder at today and wishing for the simplicity of giggle, hugs and baby dolls.
Besides, you should see my 3 helpers dust. I'll put them up against your cleaning lady any day. : )