Have you seen the signs that have cropped up on Pinterest? Perhaps they’ve been other places too, but as I try not to leave my house with all the kids, and they are ALL HERE ALL THE TIME thanks to summer break, I haven’t been anywhere but on my computer lately.
I love these signs. I have several pinned on my “must create” board with the hopes that I will one day create one for my house. They say things like,
“We do hugs.
We do laughter.
We do mistakes.
We do forgiveness.
We do loud.
We do love.”
My family does all these things (some better than others). But as I was seriously considering creating one of these signs for our house, I began to wonder how honest I should be. Because while we “do loud,” it is often in the form of me yelling, “You kids are driving me crazy!!” And while we “do hugs,” they may be in disguise as headlocks, noogies, or tackles. So with that in mind, I think any sign for our family might have to include,
“We do pee-pee in grass.
We don’t do undies.
We stash empty yogurt sleeves under the couch.
We dump coke on our heads and call it being slimed.
We don’t put things away.
We watch Muppets until we can quote it forwards, backwards, in Spanish, and with commentary. (Ok, this one might be too long for the sign.)
We watch TV standing on our heads.
We color on ourselves.
We color on walls.
We color on the TV.
We color on windows.
With that said, I’m now thinking that sometimes honesty isn’t the best policy. Perhaps I will create a sign with only our family’s best qualities instead of our family’s reality. The real head-scratcher is that some of those qualities from the “honest” list will still be on the “best qualities” list. I will let you guess which those are.
In the meantime, enjoy your family’s quirks and ridiculous-ness. Sometimes the things that drive us the most crazy are the things we love the most.