Monday, March 31, 2008

Spring Cleaning

The idea of spring cleaning has popped into my head several times lately. It is the time of year to go through closets, pretend we are moving, and get rid of things we haven't used or worn. That kind of cleaning requires decision making skills I don't seem to have right now. For the past several days I've opened a closet door, thought about getting started, and shut it again. What I want to be doing is far more valuable. I want to spend time playing with my girls. I want to sit in Qavah's room after I tie her little apron around her and watch her playing with her kitchen set. The "work" of her day is the business of "play."

Perhaps because we have raised three other children I know how quickly these years pass and soon Qavah will be helping with closet cleaning. Kathryn has had some pretty tough days and nights because of some cuts on her legs that have refused to heal. We have been sitting on her bed looking through cooking and decorating magazines just dreaming and talking. Nothing is getting done by way of chores but it doesn't seem to be bothering me. So tomorrow, Lord willing, Kathryn and I are going to look at more magazines, Qavah will cook me some pretend meals, and we'll all live happily with cluttered closets.