Okay, so that got a little off topic. :)
So, where I was going with the whole laundry thing, is that Monday is usually my pick up the house/laundry/get on top of everything day where my main focus is solely on the "mom" parts of my life. Hence the Monday is "Mom"-day.
I thought I would kick off this first "Mom"day with a couple pics from my baby's b-day last week. Her older brother and sister wanted to hang up the streamers. I was hesitating. Why? I don't know. Tape on the wall, streamers shredded all over the house, just one more thing to manage. But I made myself get over it and just let them put it up for their sister. As you can see, she loved it. The two little ones spent almost an hour just running back and forth through the streamers. The next picture is the treat we had for the "party". It's a mini cupcake with chocolate pudding mixed with cool whip and toppings of the kids' choice on top. (their options were mini cookies, mini choc chips, mini marshmallows- sensing a theme? it was totally un-intended) I put them in these little glasses I bought at IKEA ($1.50 for 6) and the kids thought they were great. Simple and fun.
I'm going to try harder to just let go and do things that the kid's want to, even if there's a mess involved.