Monday, April 14, 2008

Chores







The dishes are piling up.











The laundry begs to be put away.











There are messages to return.










The dog really wants a good walk.









Toothpaste streaks the sinks.









I really need to vacuum.








Somehow, I think those things will wait.  

39 comments:

tommie said...

They look like they are having so much fun!

I am a firm believer those things will be there tomorrow, kids will be little just once. That said, we do take breaks every couple of hours and everyone puts three things away. Keeps the overall pickup at the end of the night to a minimum.

Cheri said...

AHEM. I HAVE A QUESTION!!!

What's a vacuum?

Lindsey said...

Oh those other things will wait...seize the day with the kiddos. I'm so glad you had a fabulous MOnday:)

Kristen said...

Good for you! There will always be days of things that "need" done. But, they will only be 3 for such a short time. Soak in every minute!

Wait a beautiful post and great reminder of what is really important.

Misty said...

LOVE this. Love you. Love the kids.

Some times it's just fun to play all day.......

And I am backing you up on that, because we did just the same today!

xo Misty

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Cute kids and acrylic paint--what a great way to pass the day! I bet the clean-up bath was lots of fun too.

~ Denise said...

Awesome! That looks like so much fun. I say forget everything else!

CC said...

Awesome pictures! Awesome activity!

What is a chore? Heaven knows that I know not!

Angela said...

There are so many more important things than cleaning
eventually though it is good to get done

Chrissy said...

They look they're having a ton of fun, and I love the pic of your son with the paint on his nose. Too cute!

That put a great big smile on my face! :)
Thanks for a great post.

Kellan said...

What a great post! I love the pictures of your happy children - what a good day!

Take care - Kellan

Amy said...

These are some great shots - they capture the moment perfectly. I think you have your priorities in order. The house stuff can wait! Time such as these far out weigh having a clean and tidy house - I have oh about 15 more years until then. The clean house that is! he he he

Have a great Tuesday! =)

Kathryn said...

Oh yes. Those things will wait! :)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I've been saying that every day for almost two years now. No regrets, though, just a dirty house!

Lori said...

how fun is that! I always say my kids will come first and the chores second.. I'd rather my house look lived in and a place of love than a show place

Trish said...

Who cares about chores! Painting a birdhouse is way, way more important.

P.S. I moved up the drawing for the free t-shirt from May 31st to April 30th. I don't know what the heck I was thinking when I wrote May 31st. :-) You are entered too.

debawriter said...

Good for you!

I am not nearly as accepting of undone chores. Of course, that doesn't mean I do them, just that I don't like that I don't do them.

Deb
sandiegomomma.com

Lisa said...

Love those days--and they'll never forget!
I am going to copy the naked painting idea for my little guy--he wears daddy's old button downs backward but still manages to get his clothes covered :)

4 Little Men said...

Oh how cute! I love it! And YES the chores WILL wait. :)

talk to you soon, Brittany

THopgood said...

What a great post! Your kids are adorable!

Happy Days said...

I hear you sista friend! LOL!
Could your kids get any cuter?

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I want to post this on my fridge. You are so very right! Though, I can't help but think that if they were my kids there would have been more paint on their bodies than on the birdhouse. =)

Lisa said...

Your priorities are straight, my dear!!!

Cute little bird house. A treasure to save forever!!!

Jennifer H said...

You chose well.

And your kids are awfully darn cute.

MamaGeek said...

Oooooh I love these shots and this post. You're right. Life's too short to not have a blast whenever you can!

Wendi said...

Thanks for the reminder I so badly needed!!!
Great photos of the kids!

katydidnot said...

naked painting. brilliant. so much smarter than smocks.

baby~amore' said...

Beautiful ♥ pics Jamie = of course all those boring jobs will and can wait ...
what gems your children are and what fun you look like you had.
The kids won't remember how clean the house was but but they will remember how much fun mum is ...

My WW is up

Kellan said...

Hi Jamie - thanks for coming by today. Have a good WEdnesday- Kellan

Amber M. said...

You are so right. They grow too fast...

Anna and I are going to go do a puzzle now. Thanks for reminding me what's really important. She thanks you, too.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh cute. Sometimes those things just need to wait. :)

Kim said...

Your little ones aare SO cute!

I ran across your blog through someone elses's.

Kim
laesunann.blogspot.com

Casey's trio said...

Thnaks for stopping by my blog and saying hello:) Isn't it just TOO easy to let the chores go?

patriciawilkinson said...

gorgeous grandchildren!

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Karen said...

I've always said I'd rather regret not doing housework (or being a working mom) than regret not being there and spending time with my kids. You did the right thing-you can tell by the smiles on their faces. :)

Nap Warden said...

I should be doing laundry right now!!! Looks like your team is having fun:)

Amy said...

Absolutely it will all still be there! What beats playing with the kids?

Michie said...

What an awesome post! Did you paint the chair your daughter is sitting in?