Ok, so intentional living doesn't always mean a messy house, but this weekend, I definitely let my house chores go. I did the very basics so my house wasn't dirty, but I let go of hounding Arie on putting stuff away, let her sing and play to her heart's content...I didn't make a huge deal about putting everything in it's "home" because sometimes that is exhausting and a messy house isn't the end of the world.
This has led to a happier me, a better relationship with Arie, and quality time with her. She listens better when I am more patient with her. She has also become better at communicating her feelings with me because I am better at communicating with her. I have avoided the voice-raising, the nagging, the yelling to get her to do things. Taking just a few extra minutes to explain why I need something done has been working really well. I hope it's not a fluke!
I was also able to take the time to do something I love. I finished a quilt for Arie. It was such a great weekend!