Wednesday, February 27, 2013


For awhile, I thought our house was too small.
In a sense, I still think so..but in another sense--I'm okay with it.
Don't get me wrong, there are a million and three things I would like to change, finish, tweak, etc.
And I still hope we can put on an addition sometime in the nearest possible future.

For the time being, however, lets look at our space in a positive light:

A small space forces us to interact with one another.
No one is able to just go hide in their room--or anywhere else for that matter.
No one has their own room.
Honestly, I don't know if I would even allow the kids their own rooms, even if we had the space.
There is a LOT to be learned in sharing a bedroom.
(Now, if I could just have my own room......)
We are in each others faces, very literally.

We have to learn to share.

We have to learn to respect one another's boundaries.

We have to learn to be (at least somewhat) organized.

We have to connect.

Plus, I really don't want to have to CLEAN a larger house.
With homeschooling and parenting as my FULL-time job,
cleaning house is sometimes put on a back-burner.
Our small house can get pretty un-tidy..
(There is a difference between filth and mess, ya know)
I can't imagine trying to keep a larger house clean.


I started this post last week sometime and kinda lost my train of thought..

I think you get where I am coming from though.
At least, I hope so.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Having a small house can be challenging, but like you said it forces the family to learn to love each other, work together, respect each other and much more! I pray my kids will grow up caring for one another which will continue throughout their whole life :)