Today, instead of being “responsible” and doing laundry, etc. I spent a significant portion of my usual house-cleaning time playing with my children instead. I had so much fun while I was playing with them. But now, at the end of the day, I feel discouraged that my house is such a mess. Shouldn’t I feel happy that I put my children as a higher priority than the housework? Maybe because there is no physical evidence to show for playing with my kids, I have a harder time feeling like I got something accomplished. Still, I would much rather play tag with the kids than fold laundry. So how do I get past the need for physical evidence of my contribution and focus instead on the non-tangible benefits of getting my priorities right? Just posing this question to the universe.