If you visited me, I would probably do something lame like serve chocolate kisses from a plastic ice cream dish. It's not fancy or showy, but really, would you complain?
If you popped in on me right now, you would notice that...
1. We have the air conditioning off, so it's a bit sticky.
2. School supplies are everywhere.
3. Little Weirdo is confined to the kitchen because of his pee-pee issues.
4. Mr. Cool is conked out on a pile of people blankets because he got so much fresh air this afternoon.
5. My pizza pans are still soaking from last night.
6. One of my drummer boys is practicing. WHAT? I CAN'T HEAR YOU.
7. We have a collection of miniature flash lights on our hutch. I don't know where they came from.
8. I have chicken "brining" aka thawing for supper tonight.
9. I baked yesterday and could offer you a blondie and/or a sugar cookie bar...with icing!
10. My husband's project is on the coffee table. It involves poster board and sheet metal. I nod a lot but don't really understand what he's doing.
11. We have baby gates and no baby. We are nervous about Mr. Cool using stairs. Even though his back legs are better now, we block off risky areas.
12. Beagles love to bark. Sorry again about the noise.
I know a lot of bloggers lead you to believe they have it all together. I really doubt it. I have NEVER hit that magical day when motherhood, home decor, fashion, and cuisine meshed beautifully. Heck, most of the time I can't even master one of those.
But that's OK.
We aren't perfect and don't care to be. It's more fun to be messy and noisy.
Whoever started these competitions about having the best (fill in the blank) or the most enviable (fill in the blank) or the cleanest...or prettiest...or most effective (fill in the blanks), well, that person is a great big meanie.
The whole mindset of perfection has contributed to women distancing themselves from one another. It's a sad, sad shame.
We need to get over it. Those big meanies can just go wash mini blinds all day.
What do you think?