I was cleaning my home today, thinking – ‘wow, I sure am glad this place isn’t any bigger, how much harder it would be to clean.’
And the funny thing is, I realize I’m glad it’s not bigger for many reasons. The smaller areas to clean are a big plus. But, the biggest one is: it keeps my family close to one another. In our 1,700 square feet of the world, I have sight-lines into almost every room in the house from one place. I can throw children’s toys from the downstairs into their room almost without even looking anymore. I walk into a room and I have about a 2/5 chance one of my babies will be there and I’ll be greeted with an ‘I love you mom.’
I see everyone I love, often.
There are no ‘wings’ or large nooks where a person can hide away. We have our own personal spaces for sure, and time of course – but, we can’t possibly stay away from one another for a terribly long time. Secretly, and now I suppose not-so-secretly I have no desire for a larger home for this reason. I’m sure over the years that will change, as children grow and we all need a bit more of our own space. But, for now I’m very content with it.
Home truly is where your heart is and here, my heart is happy