It was a Saturday evening, and I sighed deeply when I went downstairs. Every room seemed to be a complete disaster, it was bedtime, and I didn't have the energy to clean up or to supervise my kids cleaning.
"Yeah, it's kind of a mess. Kids are messy sometimes. So you have to choose if you want to have kids or if you want to be lonely 'cause kids are messy."
I'm pretty lucky to have such a wise 5-year-old. I'll just keep reminding myself how grateful I am to not be lonely while I clean up the messes.