I read a quote yesterday that said
“It’s not the size of your home…… it’s the way people feel when they are in it.”
We have a giant home
It houses a lot of people.
One that’s brand new
You will definitely have gritty feet most of the time when you walk on our wood floors. Mostly from little boys running outside and not giving a flip if they wipe their feet or not.
So many wonderful things but so many bathrooms to clean. So many opportunities to be together and just as many to find a quiet place to be alone.
Sippy cups and couch forts.
Laundry for days
Monster trucks, diapers and wipes
Pac and plays and bouncy seats
Projects started and moved aside because my brain spun in another direction
I noticed today, someone on the porch wanted a glass of water and felt comfortable enough to walk in, find a glass, pour some water and come back out. While some may cringe (that word has been popular in conversations lately) I find it endearing that my home allows for this comfort.
The powder room is always questionable. Be careful
We have not always lived in spacious homes. Our first home was 1000 square feet with one tiny bathroom and two small children. We still gathered and shoved people in every corner. Outside was a picnic table and a sprinkler to play in. It’s not the size……
It’s the home
I had a conversation the other day about our living situation. It was said that most think we are weird and how can you live with your family?
Too many people
Too much family
Too many personalities
However, the person commented “I’ve wanted this family dynamic my whole life. I’ve wanted to feel wanted. I’ve wanted to have people to bounce off life’s good, bad and ugly moments. I’ve wanted to raise my children with other generations.
Yes, our home is big
Yes, mostly it’s fun but dang it, it’s also a lot of work
Yes, we get along 98% of the time
Yes, I usually offer our home for game nights, porch dates and other social activities because I’m the extrovert.
This weekend we are planning a party for a 4 year old. We have worked outside every evening until 9pm planning and preparing. It’s a super special day and while projects have to get done, we want those that celebrate with us to know how important they are.