Yesterday afternoon my oldest son came over for a visit while his wife and son were at a party. He walked in and sat down. In a few minutes, he looked around the room and said " Your house isn't usually this clean when I come over." I shot him a dirty look, and asked "What do you mean by that?" He then clarified himself by explaining that the floor is usually littered with toys from the grandchildren! I explained that I hadn't had any company today.
Yes, these days, more often than not, the floor stays littered with toys. Some days it bothers me that I can't keep it picked up...then I remind myself of all of those years when I had a clean house and no grandchildren--and I wanted grandchildren so badly!
By the way...it wasn't even 20 minutes after my son made that statement about the house, when both grandchildren arrived and the floor looked normal once again! Yes, give me clutter any day...I love my grandchildren much more than a clean house!