Happymess is…

photo-17 copy 8

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

photo-18 copy 4

“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” – Lane Olinhouse

photo-17 copy 9

“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

photo-21 copy 2

“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

photo-19 copy 3

“Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.” ~ Doug Larson

photo-20 copy 2

“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.

Advertisements
Categories: Family, parenting | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Post navigation

8 thoughts on “Happymess is…

  1. I love all of those. I don’t have children of my own, but I am about to be an aunt for the first time! And I’ve lived in actor’s housing enough that I definitely know the meaning of happymess.

    Like

    • Babies and kids bring all kinds of joy and messes into your life, whether they’re your own or others. Enjoy! Thanks for dropping by!

      Like

  2. Those are all great! And so true!!!

    Like

  3. Haha nice Rodney quote! Haven’t heard that one before.

    Like

  4. I agree whole heartedly

    Like

So, what do you think? I'm curious, really!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: