I love this post, The Evidence, in its entirety. As the mom of two small children, this resonates a ton. I know there will come a time when they will be locking themselves in their rooms, as teenagers do … so for now, it makes me want to embrace the clutter I want to stow away. The mess I long to clean. The disorder I crave to order.
It’s funny; when we moved I said I didn’t want our living room to be the defacto playroom (especially since we have two other play spaces not to mention the kids’ bedrooms). But lo and behold, the living room still is very much a playroom. It’s OK; it’s “evidence.” And I love that way of thinking.
Kate, beautiful writing as always! Hope you don’t mind my sharing; it’s a great piece.