As I was cleaning up the house yesterday I realized that there are several things I take for granted and that annoy me that I will eventually really really miss. There are also several things that I WILL NOT miss. Here are some examples.
Showering with two ferocious dinosaurs and a fishy wash cloth. I will miss that. The day I don't have the suction cup Elmo staring at me in the shower is the day I will be lonely in the shower. Who can say they get to shower with Elmo every day *wink.
This I WILL miss
I won't miss the half eaten food and the food messes in general. I am guessing the day will come when I wish there was something left over after three growing boys and a girly get done with a meal - but in the mean time - half eaten food and full blown messes
I will NOT miss.
I will miss having Barbie side by side with Light Sabers and Nerf guns. I think I see a rifle in there too! Yes folks it was a shotgun wedding between Barbie and Ken. With grape scented/dark hair with purple highlights Barbie, Snow White Barbie, and the Prince from the Magic Pegasus (the African version) were in attendance. Ken wore tux pants and an odd patterned shirt and Bride Barbie from the Magic Pegasus was wearing a Barbie dress from a vintage (my old Barbie clothes) 80's number with a strap on veil. That is how a Barbie shotgun/lightsaber/nerf gun wedding goes.
I will miss THAT.
I won't miss the mess that kids can make in a blink of an eye. Forts always sound like such a good idea - set up is quick but messy and play time takes half the time as setting up the fort - guaranteed. Lincoln Logs can only be played with if all the contents of the bucket are dumped out. This entertainment lasts less then the fort building/playing yet causes far more injuries to mother's toes.
This I WON"T miss.
Things are quickly changing around here. We are being thrown into an area of parenting I have been dreading - no parent can ever truly be prepared for the growing pains and attitude that we are starting to see (already).
But some things are far easier - like getting them to clean their room. I love a clean room, especially one that I did not have to clean!
I LIKE this.(not so) Wee one #1's "hunting" theme room.