When perusing Mommy blogs, it's easy to imagine that everybody else's life is picture perfect. Perhaps we post these smiley photos to bring us back to a happy place when reality looks like this:
Sigh. These are the sights I woke up to this morning. Definitely not Disney.
While I usually try to pick up the house in the evening, yesterday was so awful that I just crawled into bed, grateful that the day was finally over. I'd deal with the aftermath in the morning. Besides, with Jason out of town, who'd care?
Sensing that I needed more posting material, during the two minutes it took to shoot a few photos, Eli decided to add to the drama with this:
A few hours later, I finally managed to get the kitchen clean enough to start sewing on some Girl Scout patches. Ten grubby, grabby fingers, and the floor looked like this: (In case you can't tell, those are pins.)
You know, when it comes to children, I think the only thing separating an aggravating mess from an endearing one is time. When downloading this photo card, I rediscovered a forgotten moment when the girls turned our kitchen floor into a swimming pool for their My Little Pony. Too cute--but only in retrospect.