Friday, August 20, 2010

My dear, Asha

Dear Asha, my lovely daughter,
I always wonder what exactly my purpose of cleaning the house everyday anyway. Each time I put all your legos and cards and all your toys neatly back into your pink box, somehow I will see you put them all back out of it and leave them untidy on the floor. The strange thing is that you seldom play with them, dear. You just love to see them scattered all over the floor, don’t you?
Don’t you know that I step on your pointy legos most of the time? Can’t you see me grimacing every time it happens to me? It hurts. I bought you that big pink box for a purpose, dear; as a cute storage where you can put all your stuff safely. You can always open it anytime you want to play with your toys but could you please put them in back after playing?
Sometimes when I feel so mad (usually after another step on your legos again) I make a promise in my heart that I’m going to throw away all those stupid legos silently when you were asleep. But when I got a chance to do it, I canceled my plan over and over again thinking about how you might look for them when you awake and how you love to play with them.
But then I found out about this beautiful quote:
“Someday you will wake up and the house will be clean. But your babies will be all grown up and on their own. So enjoy the mess while you can. Along with it enjoy your kids.”
It’s like a lighting striking into my brain telling me that I may not see this happens again next year or the years after. My baby girl will soon grow up and decide to store those legos and toys in the garage. At that time my house will be clean and tidy but its because she will choose to be with her friends instead of staying at home with me. Then I will miss the time when I have to tidy up all her toys again.
Alright then my baby girl.. enjoy your time messing up the house with your legos and toys. I will just smile and enjoy every move you make there and thank God for giving you to enliven my house. Love you SOOOO much.. XoXo

Your Grateful Mommy



  1. Beautiful letter to your daughter.

  2. That was beautiful! They do grow up so fast!

  3. I have to remind myself of that quote almost everyday. Unfortunately, I don't think my house will ever be clean because I have a husband who doesn't pick up after himself. Good luck w/the legos, those things are lethal weapons.

    Thanks for linking up!

  4. This article could be a reflection to me who do not like a messy house. Thanks for sharing ;D

  5. what a beautiful letter, and the quote, so awesome in the truthfulness. I think of all the times I gripe at my 6 year old to clean up his toys and now that he is in first grade he asks to go to his friends more and more...

    Beautiful, thank you.

  6. I love the quote so much, thanks for for sharing it here Sis! :) Yes, we should enjoy every season of parenting with equal zest and zeal..
    happy parenting!

  7. Been there, and still there. As my boys are getting older and older, their Legos are becoming smaller and smaller pieces. Given two choices, I would rather dealing with the Lego mess than dealing with kids who are addicted to Wii.

  8. Ohhh, so touching! Hope your daughter grew fond of being at home even when she grows up :)


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