Yes, that’s how I meant to spell it. It’s what home life with children can evolve into. A Big Happymess.
Life with kids is messy. And it’s often happy. Sometimes both things at the same time. Sometimes it’s just messy. Rarely does blissful, unadulterated happiness occur. But it does happen. Often when the children are asleep. But awake time happiness happens, too. Admit it.
Read the following quotations, then you tell me. Does the word Happymess fit when describing family life?
“We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.” ~ Phyllis Diller
“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” – Lane Olinhouse
“What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” – Nicolas Sparks
“The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.” – Dorothy Parker
“Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.” ~ Doug Larson
“I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.”– Anne Lamott
“Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet.” – Bill Cosby
So what do you think? Am I right? Life’s a happymess, if you take the chaos with a grain of salt. A dose of laughter every day helps, as well.
Remember, If you don’t laugh a bit, you’re gonna cry a lot.
Enjoy the mess.