I had an interesting 15 second conversation with my dad today, that to be honest, left a bad taste in my mouth. While I was out running errands this morning, he so kindly dropped some food off at my house (actually his house). When I returned, he returned, a daily ritual we have come to expect and find endearing. He comes by to talk to the kids, sometimes bring a donut and drive them in a circle in the cul-de-sac one time.-It's the highlight of their day. Anyway, the topic of a clean house came up. We all know that this is one area I am a little behind in, I struggle with and try to aspire to. In my opinion I don't have several spare consecutive minutes to get the house clean (in his standards). I explained that, and he thought it was more of an excuse than a reason. I challenged him back by offering for him to try to clean the house while talking care of these 3 monsters. With a reply that he raised 2 monsters (my brother and I). Which I replied, yes, but you never cleaned the house, mom did. That was the end of the conversation since he knew I was right. My mom, as I have mentioned several times, is an extremely talented cleaner.
So now, after hearing a message about truth yesterday (more on that later) I am wondering, are the kids an excuse or a reason that I can't keep up with the house work (i.e. laundry, organizing, dishes, toys, vacuming, dusting...etc). I am always open to change and becoming a new and better person, so if I am hiding behind excuses, I need those of you that love me most to speak some truth at me.