Friday, October 10

Real Life...

New Mom recently asked:

Your house is always so neat and tidy! Are you a natural born neat-freak/organizer so that your house stays like this, or does it get messy like mine? I'm really curious how you keep it so neat with the two kiddos.

Well New Mom, normally, I tidy things up a bit before I take photos of things to show on the blog. I like organizing things and having a tidy house, but having a perfect house just isn't reality with a two year old and a ten month old. Here are some photos that prove that we are messy:

We had naptime on the futon this morning (note that it is now almost dinnertime!).

Yes, that is literally dirt on the floor. My little boy likes to dig in the plants and I'm not always as quick at keeping him away from the pots as he is getting there!

Toys (this is actually not as bad as it was! I had my daughter pick up the baby toys before we went on a walk)...

Dishes waiting to be put away... and they've been there since breakfast!

Some clean laundry waiting to be folded and put away... there are diapers that need to be hung to finish drying in the dryer and whites that need to be dried and at least one more load waiting to be washed!!

If I took pictures after dinner, you'd see how heinous things can really get around here!! I generally don't finish cleaning up from the day for an hour after the children are asleep!

11 comments:

jeaniesworld said...

he he....you dont know how much better that just made me feel :)

Grace at Home said...

Emma, You're so sweet to show us these pictures! It still looks better than my house sometimes!
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Dee (www.GracealaMaison.blogspot.com)

magda said...

Even your mess is cute! (Our little boy is two weeks today, so the messiness of our place is rampant.)

New Mom said...

Oh Emma, that was really sweet and humble of you to share your little messes with us! I have to admit, it made me feel a little better too! I only have one son, but if someone showed up unexpectedly, I'd probably have to run around my house shoving toys under the bed! It sometimes feels like two steps forward two steps back when cleaning with a toddler in tow!

Kat with a K said...

Thanks for showing us the "untouched" view! It makes me feel much better about the state of my house. :)

Courtney said...

Yes, but your floors are clean enough to actually leave the clean laundry on the floor! Doesn't count! I so couldn't do that in my house. I tend to freak if the clean laundry touches the floor. What does that tell you? :-p

Marfa said...

Thank you. I love your blog, it's an inspiration. Even your mess is pretty decent, though!!!

Michelle M. said...

Great post! Although, I don't think I'll join in any time soon. Both of my kids are in bed now and there are still toys all over the floors and a pile of clean laundry on the couch and another still in the dryer. Oh, and a basket full in my bedroom :) I don't like doing laundry. haha

WendyandGabe said...

Always good to see you're not the only one. Thanks!

Monica said...

Love you, love you, love you all the more for imperfections!

Tiffany said...

Amen for REAL LIFE! Thanks for not being afraid to share. It makes you more real. ~Blessings!

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