Earlier this week, my next door neighbor’s son was celebrating his 11th birthday. They often include me in family celebrations, so I wasn’t too surprised when she showed up on my doorstep asking if she could leave the birthday cake at my house until they finished dinner, and then come over and share it with me.
I told her they were welcome to come over to my house and do the cake here. Long story short, she brought their pizza dinner, birthday cake, and entire family over to my house. It was fun to have a little spur-of-the-moment family party at my place.
If I hadn’t been keeping up on the housework using my Chore Lists, I wouldn’t have felt the freedom to invite them over. Instead of being embarrassed and apologetic, I was able to be welcoming and enjoyed the party.
Was my house perfect? No, not at all. Was it presentable and welcoming? Definitely.
Fun spur-of-the-moment activities. Another benefit of keeping up on things. 🙂