February 12, 2014

Keeping It Real


I read a really lovely blog article a couple weeks ago called, "The Power of the Mundane" in which the author talked about her love for housekeeping. I would highly recommend it as a good read.

It was one of those rare (for me anyway) posts that I found to be inspiring and uplifting and I walked away actually feeling a desire to do better with my own housekeeping.

And I tried. I really did try.

And I intend to keep trying.

But the truth of the matter is, I can't do it all all the time.

I don't always cook a meal from scratch.

I don't always get my laundry folded right away.

I don't always throw the diapers in the garbage as soon as I change the baby.

I don't always get the dishwasher unloaded before the sink looks like the leaning tower of plates.

I don't always eat chocolate for breakfast, just sometimes.

Wait...

Anyhow, the last couple of days I have heard multiple friends lament the fact that their homes are in a state of disaster and they feel a bit overwhelmed in their efforts to run an efficient household, especially when it "appears" as though everyone else seems to be able to manage.

I hear ya.

This was my kitchen just a while ago after I had spent all day crafting in it, then had to make a meal for my family as well as someone else's.


Because that's just how life gets sometimes.

Especially when you have... eh hem, creative children.


I would also like to add that my girls found great joy in placing stickers all over me while I worked.


The back of my jeans were especially decorated as the girls thought it was hilarious to put eyes on my... eh hem, "cheeks".

I figured you wouldn't care for a visual.

You're welcome.

So when the dishes in the sink are spilling over, or the clothes in the washer have been in there too long and now need to be re-washed, or you have forgotten how to operate your mop, just know that I've so been there, so done that.

Let's be honest. Cleaning just gets old sometimes.


And now, I'm going to ignore the latest mess for a while and go drop some notes off for my boys at school.

Because we had a rough morning, and I did not handle the situation as well as I should have.


Probably because I skipped my chocolate for breakfast.

5 super cool people speak:

Megan Jones said...

I love it. I actually had a dream about you and your entire family last night. You lived in a humongous house and it was raining. That's about all I remember. But I love you are taking the time to let your boys know you love them. Seriously, way cool Sarah! You're my hero!!

Mama Smith said...

You need to keep spreading the word...darling daughter...for all young mothers who think they are failing...because...they "simply can't do it all"! LOVE YOU, so very much....One who totally GETS IT! BEEN THERE...smile

Rose and Caleb said...

Oh good! I'm not the only one who rewashes clothes! :)

Raelyn said...

Serene....
Hey, I see Jackson in that first picture!! And you know what? He was the first thing I saw!! But then again. I am a slob.... ;)
--Raelyn


Mommy Melissa said...

I have an awesome tip for you.throw some vinegar in the rinse cycle and you clothes last a lot longer in the washer. OR because I don't catch the rinse cycle, do a quick second rinse after they've sat a while and voilĂ ! no more stinky clothes.

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