Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday:Handprints

Some houses try to hide the fact that children shelter there,
Ours boasts of it quite openly, the signs are everywhere,
For smears are on the windows, little smudges on the door,
I guess I should apologize for toys strewn on the floor,
But I sat down with the children and we played and laughed and read,
And if the windows do not shine, their eyes will shine instead,
And when at times I'm forced to choose the one job or the other,
I want to be a housewife, but first I'll be a mother.
~Author Unknown

(Handprints: Monkey)


Alicia said...

I love that quote...even though having toys strewn about the house can drive me NUTS at times...it's also such a sweet reminder of the 3 blessings that I have. Thanks for the sweet post! Stopped by from SITS!

Sara Bonds said...

Sweet photo. I also love the quote. I only have pet children, but oddly enough I feel the same way. We have pet toys all about and love the evidence of their life in our home.

Happy WW from Sara @ the Mostly Wordless Wednesday H.Q.!

valentine said...

that is a great quote. i don't have kids yet, but it's something to keep in mind for when i do.

great WW!

Jenny said...

Great quote!

Kekibird said...

Beautiful poem to go along with a great picture. Love the house lived in feelings.

Happy WW!

Robynn's Ravings said...

I LOVE this. It definitely speaks to my priorities. :)

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

That is SO SWEET!

Grand Pooba said...

What a great quote! Instead of handprints on my walls, we have dog slobber ;)

Design it Chic said...

These hand prints look cute!
Stopping by from SITS!
Happy Thursday!

MrsM said...

Alicia-Oh I don't love killing myself on toys either, but I try to remember my priorities. Thanks for stopping by!

Sara Bonds-Thank you! And thank you for visiting!

Valentine-Try to keep it in mind, but I'm already a parent and even I forget~LoL

Jenny-Thanks =)

KeKibird-I know what you mean. Who wants to live in a museum? Although I do love a clean house!

Robynn's Ravings-Somehow I knew you'd like it!

Muthering Heights-Thank you!

Grand Poobah-Pets are just furry children =)

Design it Chic-Thank you. I try to remember that they are sweet little handprints...especially when it takes me two hours to remove them all!