There is much going on in my household right now. Too much for me, actually. The Pinterest perfect household that exist in my head, is there and there alone. While I try hard to keep it up, to be that June Cleaver with the cooked meal, the clean house and the perfect children, I can’t do it right now.
Cooper has been so great at saving money. He loves to count it, roll it and bring it to the bank. He had his spread out on the dining room table, all neat and perfect, much like this Pinterest shot.
Except for in my house, unattended money can be reached by small children. No matter where you put it. This child, who climbs on everything, may be creating most of the disasters in my home right now.
This is what you normally see in my kitchen. One corner of my table with a “pin worthy” image of some kind of food I made. I love cooking and I do a lot of it.
But the reality is, after all that cooking, this is what the real part of my kitchen looks like. Currently, there are no forks in my drawer. Seriously none.
And although I may fashion post you galore, I haven’t worn much cute in the past week at all. Why? Because that is just my laundry sitting outside that laundry room door. I wore a sports bra right out of that pile to workout this morning. My poor husband has a pile the size of Mount Rushmore in our bathroom.
At least the kids laundry is done. Not folded, mind you, but clean.
I’m no perfect mom, wife or housekeeper. I just wanted y’all to know that just because you typically only see the pretty, clean and put together, no one is perfect. Sometimes, I find things that work great for me to stay more organized, clean and sane. I love sharing those things and trying out things you share.
I know it’s never going to be Better Homes and Gardens around here and I’m trying to be okay with that. My house is full of love. And messiness. But for now? While my guys are little and going 900 miles an hour? I’m just going to enjoy every minute of this life.
Mess and all.
I see this trend with people justifying their photos and or lifestyles… I think most know that real life is not "picture perfect". I hope you were not on the end of unkind comments due to your awesome pictures. Pictures are just a moment in time – not real life. I love seeing your smiling adorable boys, yummy looking food, and fashion pics… I know this isnt real life, everyday living. Stay strong!
So true about the pictures. Just a snap of a "perfect" moment, but not reality. Thanks for your sweet words!
Awww! I loved this post! With two little boys of my own, sometimes you just wish things could be as picture perfect as they are in your head! Or at least have a maid to make it that way 😉 have a great day girly!
A maid…now that would be nice! 🙂
I love this. As always you hit the nail on the head. You are awesome lady! I try so hard to have the house perfectly clean which never happens, meals always healthy and home cooked-most of the time. The fact is something always has to give. I decided I will keep trying to do my best at everything but I would much rather my housework suffer than time with the boys etc.
Something DOES always have to give! That's what I keep trying to tell myself…and it's okay. I'd rather have a messy house and happy kiddos!
i love that your house isn't perfect! mine isn't either, and my kids are much older than yours!!
Well, that makes me feel better! I just can't keep up with it…or them!
Chasity Munn says
Oh my gosh, thank you SO SO much for posting these photos of your "real" house. I can't begin to tell you how often I've felt inadequate for not having a spotless house, hot dinner, and spending 3 hours doing crafts with my toddler.
You're welcome! I have felt that way many times. I've felt guilty lately because I was afraid I was contributing to some of that guilt on others. Just wanted to make sure everyone kew what it's REALLY like around here!
Tales of a young mamma says
Thank goodness! You Are human! 🙂 My clean pile of laundry that needs to be folded and put away is depressing!
OMG, yes! Mine too!
Leah D says
Love this!!! Thanks for the insight!!
Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine says
I love this Molly! And you!
Aww, love you, too Linds!
Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz says
I love how REAL you are, Molls!!!!
Thanks, Kenzie! I'm really trying to make sure I portray accurate life on this blog!
Paint Those Piggies! says
I really enjoyed this post. I was so busy at work during the spring that I had one couch occupied by a mountain of unfolded clean clothes. I finally folded them, and then they sat folded in the laundry basket…right next to my closet, but it took a couple of weeks to put them away. This is real life 🙂
Lizzy Escobar says
Thanks for this post! Lately I've felt like everyone has it together but me. I'm going to try to relax just a bit 🙂
Love how you keep it real : ) Life isn't all sunshine and rainbows & those who say it is are only lying to themselves.
I love the real life photos, I don't think there's a time of day when there isn't a laundry basket in the living room, crumbs on the counter and a slew of things out of place! That's what dinner guests are for, forced tidying!!!
My laundry piles are GINORMOUS.