It’s Going to Cost Me (and Them)

I read this on Simple Mom.  It’s a comment on Tsh Oxenreider’s post about her reflections on middle eastern hospitality:

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.

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