I found this little saying on Instagram the other night and I shared it over there. Lots of you loved it too.
Mostly, I’d rather be at home than anywhere else in the world. I am a Cancerian, so I am very much a homebody. My husband and I both still get homesick all the time. Anyone who knows us will laugh at that because it’s true! I love it when he walks through the door at night. I feel better when he is around.
I get to work from home too. I think I’m pretty lucky because I don’t have to go far for anything. But I do love the mini trips away here and there – they are good for energy and creativity… But over all, I choose to be at home.
The saying above is really true for me. Do you get that lovely feeling when you walk in to your Mum and/or Dad’s house now as an adult? It wasn’t about how big the house was, or what things cost, but it was always about the feeling it gave you. I still get that warm feeling when I visit my Mum and Dad. If I sleep at their house now I still sniff Mum’s sheets and ask what’s she making me for dinner…
I know my boys love being here too. So, in my house I like to try and create those feelings too. Sometimes it’s the smell of the fresh sheets, or cooked food, or candles in the evening. Maybe it’s watching a game show, or the footy! But it’s the feeling you get which makes home feel like the best place in the world.
I can be a screaming lunatic at times and unwell and stressed out, but it’s the ebb and flow… if I can make things more good than bad then I’d say I am winning.
Today I will potter around again at home, fluffing the cushions, washing the clothes, driving the kids around, but at the same time I am trying to make this home a place where we always come together. It’s not always easy, but I hope when my boys grow up and have their own lives they’ll remember only good feelings about being little kids living at home…