Yesterday I shared with you all an old “less than perfect” moment in my home when my babies were all preschoolers.
(Which, by the way, I embedded a new code for that video yesterday after I realized it wasn’t working for anyone, and now it works… so, you know, go check out that video if you couldn’t get it to play yesterday. It’s all better now.)
Then I realized, after stepping over a pile of stuffed animals in my living room, that my house is still… shall we say, less than perfect.
So in a continuing effort to keep things real (and because for some reason I just feel like confessing lots of things this week) I thought I’d show you the current state of my house.
This is my living room today:
Notice the line-up of shampoos on the piano from when we cleaned out the camper and didn’t bother to walk them the five feet to the hall closet they belong in.
Also notice the pink galoshes sticking out from under the couch.
That’s an important thing to note, because when I can’t find them next week I’ll need you all to remind me where they got kicked off to.
And also, for your viewing pleasure, notice the pile of laundry that Lazy Dad brought up from the basement, even though it was all piled nicely in it’s sorted laundry bin. I guess that’s his hint he’s ready for it to be all folded and put away so more can fit in it.
This is how my kitchen looks today:
Notice the new toaster all prominent in the front. That is from a sweet lady at our church who bought us a mack-daddy toaster for Pastor Appreciation Month because I had told several ladies at our shopping trip retreat back in August about how our toaster only worked if you held the handle down on it and as long as it was working in that way I didn’t want to go buy a new one.
Of course I made the story all funny and stuff and we laughed over my broken, yet still working, toaster and how I was too cheap to go buy a new one.
Then, in September, Lazy Dad rebelled against my thriftiness and arranged a “we’re buying a new toaster” coup and drug me to Walmart where we bought the cheapest toaster we could find (notice it back by the Keurig).
So needless to say, this new toaster was a priceless gift to those in my house that did not like the cheap new toaster any more than they liked the one you had to hold down to get it to work. In fact, there was much rejoicing over the new toaster last night as it made it’s appearance in our home.
There’s so much more I could comment about on this picture, but I’d hate to bore you with more obvious details, so let’s move on!
This is how my dining room looks today:
Notice the Angry Bird laying on the table. Of which my mom asked my son yesterday over Skype, “Why are the birds angry? I’ve never understood why their angry,” and I laughed.
Notice also the blankets that cover the “cold chairs” in our dining room so our kids, who refuse to put on more layers of clothing, don’t freeze their tooshies off as they sit and do their school work in the morning while the space heater is warming up.
But! With all this mess all over my house, I would like to now show you the room that was featured in my old video yesterday.
Behold! The family room, and how it looks today:
See? I told you it gets better!
Instead of the mess being ALL over my house, I now have ONE room that is clean for the most part!
Well, today, anyway.
I won’t bother to tell you that this is not normally the case.
Oh! And did you happen to notice who was still sitting at the dining room table in that picture up above???
THE EVIL MASTERMIND!!! Half grown up (and hat-less *sniff*)
(I promise he hasn’t been sitting at that table for 5 years.)
(We do let him up to use the restroom every once in a while.)
So! That’s what my house looks like five years later. What does YOUR house look like?
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