I have always been pretty OCD when it comes to cleaning. When we moved into our new home, it was just too big for me to really worry about keeping every area clean.
Not only that but with two children that are very lively, it’s hard to keep up sometimes. As soon as I clean one room, they run in and mess it up right away. It is the never ending chore.
One thing I can’t stand though is seeing fingerprints all over the windows, glass doors and our stainless steel appliances. I am constantly wiping them to remove the grimy little prints.
The other day I was sitting in the kitchen staring across the table at my glass back door. It was completely covered in little fingerprints.
Then it hit me.
Why do I try to remove their fingerprints so quickly? Yes it can look dirty and distracting, but one day there will be no more to wipe away. As much as life can be crazy with little kids, its a life that I would never trade.
I think about the day when the boys are older. They will probably be active in sports and busy hanging out with their friends. The house will be very quiet and lonely.
I will be sitting in the kitchen at the same table staring over at the same back door. The only difference this time is that the glass will be sparkling clean, with no fingerprints in sight.
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