Living in a much smaller area makes messes look about 100% worse. I like to be organized and clean. I like to see the vacuum lines in the carpet. I like to see an empty kitchen sink. When I come home after a long day at work and see a messy house, I feel two emotions - gratitude that I have my boys to make messes and frustration that we have to clean the messes up.
Thursday, I told the boys that they HAD to clean up their bedroom. They are all in one bedroom now. When I look at their room, in particular their beds all lined up, it reminds me of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - the scene where the grandparents are all in their beds in the front room.
When I got home, Braxton walked me up the stairs and showed me their room. I about cried! It looked SO good. AND... BONUS.. they cleaned my room too!!!