Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

I thought I could show you fun Christmas projects that I have been working on but why tempt you with fantasy when I can show you reality! This my friends is what it really looks like around my abode! How you might ask did it get this way? I'll tell you it was good yesterday and then between the hours of 6 p.m. and 7:00 am the bomb dropped.












Claire's Room. That girl will pick out one outfit for school but change her mind and try 4 on before she gets out the door! And in the meantime she feels the need to set up her friends for a tea party!














My ten year old James does not know how to close drawers or put clothes away. See pile on floor? Well neither does Claire, I don't think her drawers were closed. I can't tell you how many times I have impaled myself while walking in his room! I yell at him to close those drawers and they still remain open!












Mad dash to find note for school in this pile of school papers! There will always be paper around and I hate paper!

Notice the elves. They jumped up and out of the way. They did not want to get in the line of fire!













So glad we have a craft closet so I can close the door at least when Claire is at school. It pretty much stays open because my budding artist is constantly creating something!















Piles of Claire's toys seem to find themselves either on our bed or at the foot of the bed. I bring them upstairs and they seem to find their way back down!










Forget having the pillows set up. Pillow fights seem to always happen and even a little guitar playing!












Dishes, do they ever go away? That and laundry I tell my family just walk around naked and drink out of the milk carton and eat right out of the fridge! Don't dirty another plate! Let me just say if people were naked and eating I think our world would be skinnier. Think about that for a second. If you were out dining and you sat down next to other naked people wouldn't you just lose your appetite? I'm just saying. Sorry I digressed!




Now you might wonder if I am embarrassed about this and I would have to say no. It's life and even if I clean it today which I will, its a vicious cycle that will continue day after day! I know what it can look like and enjoy it when it does! We see so many pretty pictures around blogland but that's because people just show the good ones. I'm sure we all live this way, please say we all live this way, don't we? Ok don't tell me you don't and you'd never because we cannot be friends if I know the truth. This is me love me or not, but I'm here to stay, messy house and all! Ok off to clean, enjoy your day!



















































19 comments:

Dharma said...

I've been renovating for two weeks. I lost one whole room (my office) which used to house all our *crap*.....I hear ya. Hang in there.

Mel said...

Trust me, you are NORMAL! Well, um, never mind :)

I am more fearful of those perfect homes with nothing out of place, where you never quite feel like you can relax. Blogs of perfect homes scare the beejeeps outta me. Who on earth can keep up with all of that perfectionism?!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Your home compared to mine is clean and organized and I am NOT going to show the pics, but hats off to you! Joni

☞ ⒶⓃⓃⒺ ☜ said...

You just shared what everyone is afraid to show...REALITY!!! All those beautiful Holiday decorating photos we've been seeing on blogs the past week or so makes you ask where all their crap is! You come into my house...don't look in the craft room, don't open that closet, and gawd forbid, don't go into the laundry room...to name a few!

Beatnheart said...

Brave Girl! show life as it really is...I too am tired of the perfect wives/mothers/...here’s to reality...

All That Glitters said...

Gosh! I'm so glad I'm not alone!

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally agree with Mel...If the home is too perfect there is something wrong...hahah
Kisses, sweetie

Ps: hope you had a chance to enter my home decor giveaway:)

missy said...

I love this post!!! I feel a little more "normal" now!!!
Hope you are all ready for the holidays...because oh my goodness....here they come!!! ready or not!! :)

Graceful Threads said...

Your chaos is quite pretty and somehow very inviting!

Debbie said...

That doesn't look bad at all! That's why I never post photos of my house:)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

lol, I remember those days... it does get easier when your kids get their own place.

1Ne PRouD MaMa said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, my HUSBAND can't push in his drawers and he is almost 40!

middle child said...

Wow! Do you know how long I have been waiting for NORMAL!!!!! Thanks for the reality. Kisses.

Mandi said...

I love the keepin' it real. I really do. Honestly though- I said to my sis on Monday : "My house has NEVER EVER looked this bad, as it does right.now."

It wasn't pretty.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

This is shocking! How can you live with such a terrible mess. My home is perfectly ordered at all times!

Just kidding!!

At the moment I have about 5 dirty mugs on the bedside table a laundry basket which is taking over the room and an ironing pile the size of a himalaya! My photos only ever show the pretty things. It's refreshingly honest of you to show the reality.

The bit about naked eating made me laugh but I think it would work!

Shabbygalsnest said...

It gets better as the kids get older! Somedays they still can be pigs! I just saw your comment on my blog sorry it took me so long to get back. I live by Winterset where that shop is. You should come visit sometime! Hugs,Traci

Jen said...

Bombs are dropping around here too.....little piles of stuff everywhere!
Off to clean too...company coming for a Christmas get together this weekend!

Hungrigyrl said...

Glad to see your house and see that I'm not the only one with stuff all over the place. I have a 2 story and when I'm done with one story it seems its a mess again by the time I am done with the next. I'm hosting Christmas Eve and will surely be on a marathon of cleaning the next few days! http://hungrigyrl@blogspot.com

mamabook said...

well i just have to follow you for posting those terrific photos. maybe it is time for a competition to see who can have the messiest house. i would win. i promise!
michelle

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