In this moment: A manifesto
Tiffany’s Household Manifesto (posted on my fridge)
Because I care more about creative
I will be fine with play-do under the table
and stray pencil shavings.
Because I value learning
There will be books
Tucked in the car, the laundry basket,
in every room of the house.
Because I believe in the power
I will allow for mud,
Blanket forts, kitchen concoctions,
mattresses sliding down the stairs.
Because I am raising scientists,
space explorers, readers, thinkers, writers,
I will find joy in this snatch of time
when the days play out around me
in the chaotic manner of four children
Laughing, singing, jumping, communicating.
They are tangible, teachable, thoughtful.
We are together not creating mess,
But building life.