Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kids live here

My refrigerator is covered with pictures, lunch menus, homework assignments and magnets made in Sunday School.

There are Legos in every single room of the house, I'm certain.  I've stepped on them more times than I can count.

Alongside of the books on the living room bookcase are stacks of videogames and DVDs, such as Hot Wheels and Home Alone and Twilight.

As soon as my kids walk in the door after school, at least three more kids are sure to be ringing the doorbell, wanting to play.

There is toothpaste smeared on the bathroom counter.  In two of our bathrooms.  I didn't do it.  (I'm pretty sure Joe didn't, either.)

The television is most often tuned to Sportscenter (Elijah), Cartoon Network (Gabe), or Say Yes to the Dress (Isabel).  I have to DVR my shows and watch them after the kids are in bed.

For people who don't have kids, this post may sound horrible.

But I wouldn't have it any other way.

When you walk into my house (and step over the shoes/coats/backpacks strewn on the floor), you know instantly that kids live here.

And that's the way I like it.

7 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

With my house looking like a toy box exploded with the grandbabies there, I can appreciate this post too :)

Kristen said...

Heather, you have 3 wonderful and amazing kids!!! And as much as I love Carter at the age he is, I'm looking forward to him being older and making cute pictures for me to hang on our refrigerator!!! And your house looks amazingly clean for having 3 kids!!!

Angie's Spot said...

I couldn't agree more! They are a lot of what makes a house a home. Happy Thanksgiving!

Shannon said...

Yep, yep, and yep. And I agree with what Angie said, it makes a house a home. Though I personally could do without my kids getting toothpaste smeared all over the bathroom counter (and how do they get it on the mirror?!)

Jamie said...

Love this post!!

Kay Kelsey said...

For my 20th high school reunion we were asked to write a little something about our life after HS. I was really starting to feel the empty nest. Would you believe I wrote that I wished that I had had more kids! They make your house a home!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Awww....I miss having kids at home! I enjoyed this post a lot!