Thursday, January 20, 2011

Minty Fresh

Mint. (adj.) meaning new, fresh, sweet, brilliant, awesome.

This is going to become a monthly thing for me, I can just tell.

One of my goals for this year is to have a cleaner house.  So I got some tips from Martha Stewart (don't hate), and I'm going to try to do a little every day.  Each day, I'm going to give myself some tasks.  It might look something like this: Monday-laundry, Tuesday-windows, Wednesday-floors, Thursday-bathrooms, Friday-counters, Saturday-clutter... wait.  Clutter?  Shoot, I think I need to revise that.  You see, I have these two little people who live with me.  I have tubs for their toys, an entire play room, but toys somehow end up everywhere in the house.  Everywhere.  No place is off limits to them. Not even (dare I admit this?) the toilet.  *gross.*  I just gave myself the chills.  I will literally pick up a toy and put it in the toy bin just to have Jack take it out as soon as I turn my back.  Along with two more toys.  This is a photo I took when he was about 11 months old. It's titled "One Baby, Ten Minutes."  Completely true.

The other day, I sat down with my four year old, Lilly to help her clean her room.  "I like it messy," She told me.  "It makes me happy." So I came back with, "but my dear, it doesn't make ME happy.  It makes me sad.  And the Toy Fairy will come and take your toys if you don't clean up." (the Toy Fairy will be explained in my next blog post...)
"But mommy," she replies, "I want to share my toys with her."  Awesome.  No need to clean the clutter! 

That is mint.
-more minty freshness: here's a quick photography tip- keep your camera close to you all the time. Capture messes that your family makes!  These photos will always tell their own story, and will make you laugh one day!  Maybe one day far, far into the future... but still. :)


julie said...

that is one awesome shot. love it!

Kristen Mintz said...

ha ha! thanks Julie!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love your 'One baby, ten minutes' shot.

We have a toy fairy in our house too! I'm looking forward to seeing how you let her manage things in your house!!