It’s true. We are pretty messy. We have a baby, which is mess enough. Ian also jokes that I am the “messy” kind of cook and my response is always, “the tastiest meals always require messes.” But I’m also type A, so when I make a mess, I always have to clean up after.

Something my mom taught me at a young age is that you don’t make memories by keeping things together. You make them by jumping in rain puddles, building forts and throwing flour around while you’re trying to make a cake that’s way out of your league. I’ve really tried to embrace that, especially since we have a little boy. I want to make sure that I let him live more than I try to keep things tidy.

But after the messes are made and the baths are taken, it feels good to fall asleep in a clean house. Usually after we put Cove down, things go back in their place and messes are clean. Luckily, I can even get away with vacuuming while he’s asleep (he’s a hard sleeper).

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I hope that I can make cleaning a game so that when Cove get’s older he has just as much fun cleaning as he does making messes. For now, I’m enjoying his giggles of excitement when peach juice runs down his cute chubby cheeks.

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