The other night I asked Matt what dreams he had for his life.
He said play piano more, but then pointed out that he didn't have time to play much because there are always other things that need to be done in our house.
And he's right.
Without having a washer and dryer or a dishwasher, clothes and dishes are always needing to be washed in our home. There is usually garbage that Madeleine has picked out of the trash can,
and toys thrown around the house.
I felt bad that Matt's dream wasn't looking that achievable to him. There is no reason that he can't play piano for an hour a day, especially now that we have one in the house. So last night, I went through a put away most of our dishes. I didn't get rid of them, just hid them in cupboards that we don't use. I know Madeleine will break some of our dishes at one point or another, so this way we have replacements on hand instead of buying more.
This is our dish cupboard now.
We have 4 bowls of each size, and 4 plates of each size.
We also have 4 mugs and 4 cups.
I'm hoping that will cut down on how long dishes take.
It's a common minimalist knowledge that when you clear away clutter, you make room for your dreams.
We aren't close to being minimalist, but I really love that thought.