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Friday, June 18, 2010

Keeping it real.

I used to be a neat freak, I will admit.  I loved to come home to a clean house and just relax.  I would waste my weekend cleaning and organizing.  Then one day, I said, to hell with it all.  I mean, I keep my house somewhat presentable, but I don’t fuss over it much anymore because I know it’s an exercise in futility.  With an active toddler, a messy husband and pets, it’s nearly impossible to keep your house clean on a daily basis.  At this point, I’m just happy when I’m not stepping on squashed grapes.

So, to make everyone feel better about their own lives, I’m posting pictures of my living room and what it looks like most days.  If you can relate, send me some pics of your own mess, and I’ll do a follow-up post about what a real mom house looks like. 

June 2010 007

Believe it or not, this is actually on a good day.

June 2010 005 


This is what it used to look like.  :cries:


16 comments:

Heather said...

I love how it looks like the stuffed dog (?) appears to have been a casualty of war, strewn across the ottoman like that. Hilarious. I have a post scheduled for next week with pictures of my house on a normal day.

Gina said...

LOL - I'll have to take some pics this weekend of the disaster area my son creates! I would love to see a follow-up post on this!

cooperl788 said...

I so appreciate that your living room and mine look about the same, except for that your floor still looks clean to me(goldfish are ground into my carpet daily). It's so refreshing when moms can be honest that we can't do it all, all the time!

Mommyofone said...

My house looks like this too...where'd you get your coffee table? I like it!

Mandy said...

I'm right there with ya girl - our house never looks neat and tidy, but we sure do have fun!

destiny said...

your house should be clean enough to be healthy but messy enough to be happy!!! I find comfort in seeing other peoples mess because mine looks the same way!

Heidi Jane Blankets said...

I despise cleaning! DH LOVES a clean house, and I think that's an understatement. It's SO HARD to have it clean in the morning, lunch, and evening. Just as long as it's clean one time a day, that should be enough LOL.

Lindsey said...

I always tell everybody please dont look at my house bc I have kids lol. no matter how good I clean and pick up within minutes there is more stuff out!

Just another joy of being a mommy! lol

HarmSkills said...

looks like my living room. its crazy! they take over, and mess up everywhere! :)

Elizabeth said...

Random question: do you know what color paint that is?

The Mrs said...

Here is what my house looks like...and I'm not even a mom!

http://mrsandmister.com/2010/04/keeping-it-real-the-twitter-home-tour/

lena said...

We refer to this as baby tornado at my house.

Mrs E said...

I may have to share w/my husband. He can't stand that as soon as toys are cleaned up, they reappear instantly - and that's with 1 toddler...what does he think will happen when the 7 month old enters toddlerhood and we have 2 making the messes!

Laura Ferry-Jimenez said...

I did a similar post, too, but my picture wasn't as clear only because my battery died as soon as I took the pic and realized the flash was not on! grrr!!!

http://onefamilymanylives.blogspot.com/2009/12/keeping-it-real_116.html

Midnight Mama said...

I always love your posts, and even when you haven't posted in awhile and I've already read whatever the latest is, I'll still read it again because they're always so great. :)

One Pork Chop said...

@Midnight Mama - Thank you so much! That is seriously the sweetest comment ever.

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