Worse Things Than a Messy House

by Lolli

Lolli here, just checking in with our 5 Minutes for Mom sister sites.

I spent all day Friday cleaning my house to prepare for my daughter’s birthday party. There’s nothing like house guests to motivate me to clean. My kitchen and family room looked great, the food was prepared, and I was ready for the party to start….as long as nobody walked into my bedroom.

As I looked around my messy bedroom/office last night, with giggling pre-teen girls downstairs, I read through a post on 5 Minutes for Faith by Carol, author of Sheep to the Right . I took a break from my work and found the basement carpet covered in popcorn. But I also found a dozen happy tweens enjoying some good, clean (and messy) fun.

I was ok with the popcorn.


Why My House is Messy

I’m a self-proclaimed neat freak who is drawn to the messy.

Yeah, before you say it, I know. I’m a walking dichotomy.

In college, a clean dorm room was a must. Curling iron and hair dryer cords were wrapped and put away. Makeup brushes nestled inside my Caboodle, and dresser drawers were always pushed shut.

Down the hall, I had two friends who were just the opposite. Their dresser was covered with hair rollers and lip-gloss tubes. On the mirror, they wrote with eye pencils. Books and papers were sprinkled on their desks, and yesterday’s clothes could probably be spotted somewhere on the floor.

But something about their room drew me…..

Do you keep your house “comfortably inviting” or “Better Homes and Garden perfect”?

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Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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1 Tammi June 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

My husband is a major clean freak! I am tidy, but not near as clean as he is. Dives me batty sometimes. Shhhhh – lol

Tammi
My Organized Chaos

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2 Carol Hatcher June 13, 2011 at 10:19 am

Thanks Lolli! I’m glad you enjoyed the article. I always try to remind myself that my kids won’t be remembering me for my clean house, they will remember me for the many times I let them play with Play-doh – and in your case have slumber popcorn parties! :) Thanks again for the highlight.

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