I will have all the ingredients ahead of time and plan wonderful, fantastic foods for every special feast day, birthday, anniversary and baptism day.
I will have sparkling clean, crisp-smelling bathrooms.
I will have clean, vacuumed crumb-free and stain-free carpets.
I will have sofas with nothing under the cushions but what came when they were made.
I will have quiet-close kitchen cabinets and beautiful countertops.
I will have lovely tile and laminate floors that are scuff and stain free.
I will have a clean table with a lovely centerpiece free from fear of its destruction.
I will have chairs free of milk spots and dried preserves.
I will be able to set out my nice china and crystal and use them more than 2 or 3 times a year.
I will be able to hang my Lenox "Baby First" Christmas ornaments on the tree.
I will be able to drink all of my tea while it is still hot.
I will be able to get through all of my prayers without being interrupted.
I will not referee any bickering or quarrels.
I will read quietly for as long as I want when I want.
I will sit down to eat.
I will shower without interruption or company.
I will use the bathroom with the door closed.
I will eat my entire meal while it is still hot.
I will not find dirty underwear left on the floor.
I will not find clean clothes strewn all over the floor.
I will be able to go out whenever I want.
I will be able to sit down to a meal without cutting up someone else's food.
I will have walls without crayon or pencil marks.
I will sleep all night without anyone waking me up.
But not today.
I will laugh at jokes that don't make any sense.
I will enjoy tickled tummies.
I will stroke tiny precious baby feet.
I will close my eyes and feel small soft hands cup my cheeks.
I will give my baby a warm bath.
I will play blocks and build towers so someone else can knock them down.
I will color, maybe within the lines.
I will remove training wheels and teach someone how to ride a two-wheel bike.
I will read someone else a story.
I will explain what a Pronoun is and go over how to measure an angle.
I will help someone else make macaroni and cheese.
I will braid someone else's hair.
I will help someone get dressed in clean clothes.
I will sing someone sleepy.
I will breathe in the smell of baby powder and clean diapers.
I will joyfully receive hand-made pictures and cards.
I will kiss boo boos I can't even see.
I will clean up messes I didn't make.
I will help people forgive each other.
I will melt in an amateur back rub.
I will be kissed many times over.
I will smile at beautiful faces.
And I will thank Him.