I read this on Simple Mom. It’s a comment on Tsh Oxenreider’s post about her reflections on middle eastern hospitality: http://simplemom.net/inrl/
I love to entertain and have people over. I am not one of those people with a clean, organized, and tidy home. I grew up with a mom who was always cleaning, organizing, and always exhausted. I love her for the things she taught me, but there was a cost too. We didn’t get enough “Mom” as we needed. I didn’t want to do that to my own kids. I try to keep it balanced, but it is hard. I think it’s a constant battle. I find when my house gets out of control, my moods often get that way too.
“. . . there was a cost, too. We didn’t get enough ‘Mom’ as we needed.”
I’m afraid that I am setting up my kids for that cost. I’d like to hear your thoughts, experiences, and advice. Thanks.