I'm judged when people visit though, because I don't always agree with what they expect. My sink full of clean dishes shows I took the time to bath my child after supper. My laundry basket full of clean clothes that never made it to the dresser means I went for a walk with my child instead of putting it in drawers. The vacuum in the middle of the room means the "dragon" that cleaned the floor just never got back in the closet. The bags of groceries on the pantry floor is proof I keep a pantry full of food and spent more time cooking it then putting it on a shelf. The bicycle into dining room is a testament to how much my child loves that bike and how far a mommy will go to make a child feel loved and that what she loves is important too. That pile of pillows on my vacuumed floor shows how much fun we have.
When you enter my home the mess you see is just a symbol of the fun, the love, and the adventures that we share all day. Yes, I place the emotional wellness of my child ahead of your expectations of tidiness. If its clean, we are happy, and things are paid for, then it's a happy home indeed!