This is an excellent question and I have found this to be one of the greatest challenges as a mom with little ones. It’s obvious that when we compare which is more important – cleaning vs. your children – that the children are more important. BUT I don’t look at these two as mutually exclusive. Our goal as moms should not be to entertain our children and to coral them from one fun activity to the next. They need to fellowship in the daily activities of their parents. Our children need to be praised for more than just sitting quietly while they watch Elmo. They should find purpose, comfort, and joy at the side of their mother.
Now while we all can nod our heads in agreement that this is what we want for our children, living this out is terribly difficult. It takes a lot of patience, endurance and organization to create a system where this works. And truly, most days it takes a lot of prayer and deep breaths! Lol!
Glynnis Whitwer, a writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries, has invited me to guest post at her blog today! She is doing a series on Spring Cleaning – Click HERE to visit me there and read the end of “How Do I Clean In the Midst of These Kids?” And then click around and read some of the other fabulous posts on spring cleaning!