There is a quote going around on Pinterest which says, “Good moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids.” 

I take issue with that. 

I have clean floors.  My oven is clean (mostly).  I have clean bathrooms.  I have a clean kitchen.  My carpets are vacuumed.  Our bedrooms are clean. 

And my kids are happy.  I am a good mom.

Having happy kids does not mean I have to have a dirty house.  We work together to keep it clean.  We don’t spend all day cleaning, but we do clean everyday.

And we are all happy. 

So don’t try to make me feel guilty for having a clean house. 


Mark and Kattie said... Reply To This Comment

I hope as my kids get older and more able to help that I will be able to have both. Right now we have a mostly clean house from 8pm-8am and then during the day it gets a little crazy. But you are a great mom!!

Angie said... Reply To This Comment

I have this quote on a little tile in my kitchen because a friend gave it to me. I find solace in it knowing that my kids are happy even if my oven is dirty and my floors are sticky, etc. etc. I tend to spend too much time trying to clean my house and not as much playing with them so it's good for me to remember that a clean house isn't all that matters. However, I do see your point as well. I don't think I would have this quote if it weren't for the friend who gave it to me. :)

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