Monday, February 07, 2011



No griping at kids,
no forcing them to clean it up
with a rag and spray bottle of kitchen cleanser.
Just a slight grimace
overcome by a smile and recognition:
this won't last forever,
so enjoy the sweet smudges
{they're only smudges}
while you can.

3 Wonderful Responses:

Kathleen said...

What a great reminder not to FREAK OUT!! (Something I am so good at doing. :( )

momof4kr said...

Did u steal that pic from my house??! hahaha :-)

p.s. Here's what I think about this topic - I will desperately miss my kids - but I will NOT miss all the smudges, stains, dents, scrapes, etc. What I will miss - hugs, kisses, giggles, funny conversations, etc.

Dawn said...

So sweet. I've been meaning to take a picture of the perfect little hand prints on the bathroom mirror and post them. You've inspired me to do so.

I know those little hands won't be little for long.