Glorious Mess

Wrapping, tissue paper, cardboard boxes, batteries, tape, scissors, screwdrivers, goldfish crackers, Clementine peels, band-aids – you name it, it was on my living room floor Christmas morning.

I’m sure I have dear friends who can relate and possibly even some whose mess can rival that of the Clemens’s home.

That kind of mess is enough to drive this OCD keep-it-picked-up stay-at-home-mom CRAZY.

Luckily for me I had a dear friend drop off a cute Christmas decoration a few days ago that puts things into perspective. I’m going to share it with you and keep this blog post short and sweet. I’ve had way too many late-night holiday parties these days. I’m ready for bed.

My friend made our family a plaque that says:

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” – Andy Rooney

I’m going to sit back and take that to heart. We aren’t going to do any serious cleaning up anytime soon and I give all you other busy, tired parents permission to sit back and let your living room be a mess too.

I leave you with a picture of my living room couch whereon not a creature could stir – not even a mouse.


Merry Christmas!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Elise
    Dec 26, 2013 @ 09:00:19

    Curtis is the neat freak around here. No mess of wrapping paper lasted longer than 5 minutes. All the presents had found a permanent home by the end of the day. It didn’t even look like Christmas had happened yet when I woke up this morning except for the new lack of presents under the tree. Your way sounds kinda nice.


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