There might be crumbs on the floor,
Gouges in the walls,
Stains on the carpet,
Diapers in the laundry,
Hand prints on nearly every low hanging window,
Toys scattered everywhere,
Sippy cups stashed in random corners,
Potty seats on all the toilets,
Locks on the cabinets,
Raffi on repeat in the car CD player,
Car seats crowding the back seat,
A tiny jungle gym leaving dead spaces on the grass,
A missing watch hidden by a certain 15 month-old,
And the absence of a vacation alone together in many years...
But we have kids. And we love it. And we are fine with all of these things. When the kids are grown and gone, we'll have plenty of time to fix all of these. And we'll probably be a little teary remembering these days because they truly are THE days.
Are there any signs around your house that kids are present or have recently been present? Or are you missing those signs around the house?