In keeping with my resolutions here, I've made an effort in the past couple of weeks to cut myself some slack. (And frankly, I think everyone else around here would be happier if I would just chill out and not be so. darn. anal. all the time.)
What I have learned by stepping back a little and changing my perspective:
Water is not that messy.
The smiles on their faces are worth the minute or two that it'll take me to wipe up a couple of overflows from preschool dish washing.
Sometimes I won't get the Perfect Shot of the baby because someone is yelling, "Take a picture of ME, Mom!" (Okay, like I EVER get the Perfect Shot, anyway!)
If you give a five-year-old boy the camera, he WILL take a picture of the toilet.
And that's okay.