Sunday, June 8, 2014

Carpe Tomorrow


Confession: this is how the toy room looks right this second, and it's about 2,000% improved from yesterday, before Calvin "cleaned" it. (He really did clean it. Promise. Swear.)

The gig is up. I don't live in a magazine-worthy home.

If you drop by, you'll likely find me in my pajamas with piles of stuff everywhere. On any given day, there are Lego remnants, paper scraps, laundry piles, oh, the books!!!, and dishes in my sink.

And crumbs on the counter. Forever. For the love, ALWAYS the crumbs.

(Also, use my bathrooms at your own risk. Like, maybe don't sit down all the way.)

Hello, hard-working mud-room with no natural light! 
You're a hot mess most of the time, but I love you anyway.

 Kitchen, I've seen you a million times worse.
(The upside to a sassy-mouthed kid? My dishes are done. And not by me.)

 Living room! 
You make me look like I'm almost proficient at this housekeeping thing!
(And yes, this pic is partly just to irritate Team Symmetry.)
(I take my relationship cues from Silas.)

 I swear I've thrown that red eagle away 36 times.

What's that on the floor? 
Oh, nothing. 
Just Silas's bed where he's slept for the past 3 or 4 months since he outgrew his toddler bed.
 No big.

The kids really knocked themselves out today and made their beds.

Calvin's art. 
(Silas: "Is that a potty seat that plugs in?" I'll never be able to see it any other way.)

Most days, I feel exactly like that dangling sleeve.

 #%$& just got real....

Let's end this on a relatively happy note.

This is how we live some days. Maybe even lots of days.
I'm inclined to think we're all human. I'm inclined to think we shouldn't hold ourselves to impossibly staged, pin-worthy standards.

As for today, well, it's Sunday and I can't find it in my heart to care.

The kids are playing happily outside with the neighbors, there's a bowl of watermelon with my name on it and this book is calling.

Seize the day, homies. Live like there is a tomorrow. Because Mondays are way better suited for laundry piles and crumbs.


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Go here to vote.

Love you people!