Last night I was wiping off the cabinets from the day's messy fingers.
And I realized- that I will not have little hand prints to clean up for that much longer. LittleDude is getting bigger and once in a while decides to use the potty. My days with diapers, nursing, cuddling, cutting up food, and wiping off hand prints are numbered.
My grandmother loved when my kids would visit her. I was always very conscious of them not making a mess at her home. Once, Pixie went up to her window and put her hands firmly on the glass leaving two perfect hand prints. I went to get the cleaner to wipe them off and she told me to leave them.
Later, I was told that she probably loved looking at them. My grandmother could clean house and insisted that things be orderly (I did not inherit this gene)- so it really showed me how important enjoying the kids when they are little is. I am not always good at this, but I should be more focused, I am so very grateful.