Monday, February 25, 2008

Reality

Kendra posted some "reality" pictures to encourage homeschooling moms that perfection is impossible in real life.


  


The problem is, her "imperfection" is closer to perfection than this house has ever seen! So I'm taking her up on her challenge to post pictures of real life at our house.


  


Here's breakfast (well, for two of them, anyway):


Breakfast


 


I am actually rather surprised at how little of the mess you can see in this. On the island ("peninsula"?) in the back is a vase that I removed the flowers from um... I think four days ago? and the Bosch blender that needs to be put away and the grocery bag that has the ribbons and facing for my next attempt at sewing, and that is a Valentine's curly ribbon under the chair next to Abraham...


  


But for some true standard-lowering:


Living Room


   


Feel better? I mean, look at this mess! Blankets, books, pillows, toys, changing pad, ribbons...I had a defense all planned out, but I mean, really. The point of this is that this is what my house really looks like.


   


And junk drawers? Those are for amateurs. We have a junk hallway. Just take a junk drawer, enlarge it by about 20,000 percent, and change the screws, cat clippers, post-it notes, and springs to coats, shoes, Sunday School papers (which I loathe), diaper bag (just waiting to be dis-assembled by some little fingers), and anything else that didn't quite make it to its final destination (including screws, cat clippers, post-it nots, and springs).


   


3 comments:

  1. barrellfullofmonkeysFebruary 25, 2008 at 8:58 AM

    You are so brave! I haven't gotten up the nerve just yet to post a "real life" picture from here today :) Maybe if I work up the nerve, I'll do it tonight. Thanks for the reassurances that my house isn't the only one that isn't ready for Better Homes and Gardens :)


    Kathy D.

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  2. I really like this post.It is funny my living room looks just like yours right now!!

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  3. LADIES, PLEASE CONSIDER... YOU WILL HAVE 40+ YEARS TO RECALL THE "MESS" OF THESE 20 YEARS RAISING CHILDREN, AND THEN THE GLORIOUS MESS WILL BE ONE OF YOUR [ALL OF OUR] MANY BLESSINGS. ENJOY !!! AND PLEASE DO NOT WASTE THE PRESENT CLEANING, WHEN THE BABIES WILL BE WITH YOU FOR SUCH A SHORT TIME.
    DEIDRA

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