This Is A House Where Children Live

If any of you are like me and often find yourself wondering if you’ll ever really have a clean house or if you’ll ever see a day where the house isn’t messy 5 minutes after you’ve cleaned it, take some comfort in the following…

This Is A House Where Children Live

You may not find things all in place,
Friend, when you enter here.
But, we’re a home where children live,
We hold them very dear.

And you may find small fingerprints,
And smudges on the wall.
When the kids are gone, we’ll clean them up.
Right now we’re playing ball.

For there’s one thing of which we’re sure,
These children are on loan.
One day they’re always underfoot,
Next thing you know, they’re gone.

That’s when we’ll have a well-kept house,
When they’re off on their own.
Right now, this is where children live,
A loved and lived in home.

-Judith Bond

Oh Amen, Judith Bond!  Sing it sister!



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8 thoughts on “This Is A House Where Children Live

  1. Tana February 25, 2010 at 12:37 am Reply

    This is so sweet!! Brought tears to my eyes!!!!

    • klutzymama February 25, 2010 at 12:39 am Reply

      I know it sister, it did me too. I’ll just try to remember it next time they break something or smash play dough into the carpet. 🙂

  2. Fencepost February 25, 2010 at 2:30 am Reply

    Beautiful!
    I need to copy that one down and cross stitch it on something and give it to my daughter. She’ll love it.

  3. Gretchen February 25, 2010 at 11:45 am Reply

    Now I am crying.

  4. auntju February 25, 2010 at 1:30 pm Reply

    Have you also heard this much-beloved version?

    This Is a House Where a Spinster Lives

    You may not find things all in place,
    Friend, when you enter here.
    But, you’re now in a home where a spinster lives,
    For that you should show fear.

    And you may find doggy footprints,
    And hairballs in the hall.
    Who knows when she’ll clean them up.
    If she ever does at all!

    For there’s one thing of which we’re sure,
    This spinster’s not here long.
    When she should scrub and clean and such,
    She’s in the garage playing ping pong.

    So when will the spinster have a well-kept house,
    Not til the grave has pulled her down.
    Right now, this is where a spinster lives,
    In the dirty part of town.

    Spinsters Rule!

    • klutzymama February 25, 2010 at 1:50 pm Reply

      Heeeeeee heee hee Hoo hooooo hooo! You are such a witty spinster! This poem is going to have it’s very own post tomorrow. Nice!

  5. Jen February 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm Reply

    Oh wow! That brings tears to my eyes when I think of my 15 year old and the short amount of time he will live here….and laughter when I look at the room surrounding me that is littered with the “stuff” that accompanies the other two. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Laura at TenThingsFarm February 28, 2010 at 5:35 am Reply

    I love this! My mom use to have a trivet on the wall that said,

    “Although You’ll find our house a mess,
    Come in, Sit down, Converse.

    It doesn’t always look like this,
    Some days it’s even worse!”

    I always loved that thing! 😉

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