It’s Monday morning and I look around my house. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think I should file an insurance claim because either a tornado or a robber has ripped through my home. Alas, it’s just the result of a weekend at home with children. In order to keep a tidy home, I’d literally need to attach myself to my children and clean up after them as we’re both on the move. I wonder if it’s possible to achieve a healthy balance of letting my children use their imaginations for creative play (which involves my living room and dining room furniture) and teaching them the responsibility of cleaning up after themselves from a young age. On this Monday morning, I’m willing to admit there was no balance achieved this past weekend – imagination won over responsibility. There’s always next weekend.