Here are two poems (authors unknown) that I have had taped to my fridge for years! When my house is a mess and I can't seem to stay on top of things, it helps me remember what is really important!
Ours boasts of it quite openly, the signs are everywhere,
For smears are on the windows, little smudges on the door,
I should apologize I guess for toys shrewn on the floor,
But I sat down with the children and we played and laughed and read,
And if the windows do not shine, their eyes will shine instead,
And when at times I'm forced to choose the one job or the other,
I may want to be a housewife, but first I'll be a mother.