Five minutes. No editing. No deleting. This week’s topic? Rhythm.
For our home to fall into a beautiful rhythm, everything has to happen at the right time.
On those rhythmic days, groceries are already purchased, meal plans are followed, and laundry is done. One load a day. Sometimes two. Toy clean up happens before naps and before bed. If I want to wake up to a clean home, I have to go to bed with one too.
But all it takes to botch the rhythm is a sick kiddo, a tired mommy, and a full schedule with no margin for those extras. The extras can be anything: doctor’s appointments, a meal brought to a friend, babysitting for another friend, or extra snuggles for a teething baby.
And on those days, instead of a symphony, we have a cacophony.
The pace is too fast at times, and at other times, far too slow to accomplish a clean home. Cacophony makes me irritable. I want my symphony back. Now.
But maybe real motherhood happens in the cacophony. Maybe I’m not measured by how clean my home is, how perfect the meals are, or the clean laundry.
Maybe it’s the snuggles with the sick little one, that phone call from a friend who just needs to talk, and the “read one more, mommy” moments that define me as a mother.
These moments are not interruptions to our perfect rhythm.
They are the rhythm.
Your turn: What’s the biggest challenge to finding rhythm in your home right now?