I consider it a badge of honour if my friends allow me to visit their messy home. I always tidy up for a big party of planned event – but if you are my tribe – if you ‘pop-in’ to visit me on a regular basis, you will see my house in various states or tidy (the days the cleaner has been or possibly total disarray (the days after I have worked two days in a row and before I have started tidying.
I’m ok with that, I would rather see you smiling face. Let our kids play and add the mess than not have you visit at all.
I’d rather the kids play with their stuff, the playdough, the arts and crafts, the splashy baths, the glitter the glue and those teeny tiny beads.
With enough warning of your visit, sure I’ll do the mad ‘Visitors are coming – I need a space at the dining table to sit!’
I have made it a habit to not apologise for the mess, instead, I say – welcome, make yourself at home. Would you like a cup of coffee!
Scary Mommy – Stop apologising for your messy home – I hear you sister!