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Friday, January 10, 2014

Project 52 Week 2 {Imperfection}...

The theme this week for Project 52 was an easy one, I thought.  My life is full of imperfections.  Living a perfect life would be pretty boring...and stressful!  One of the things I am far from perfect in is house work.  I can work from sun up to sun down (and most days I do!) trying to keep up with all the fiasco in my house, but it is exhausting.  When my kids grow up I want them to remember that I was present in their lives and that I took them outside to play in the snow, or baked cookies with them, whatever!  I don't want them to remember me always with a mop in my hand to busy cleaning because really, the day will come when they will all be out of the house (hopefully) and I will have all the time in the world to clean (hopefully.)

So the photo I chose for this week is below.  In it you will see toys strung all over the living room floor.  We have a toy room right off our living room, but the toys still manage to make it to the living room.  The floor is also blotched with stains.  Stains that I don't know where they come from.  We just had the carpet cleaned in December.  When I snapped this photo, it was a few minutes before noon and 2 of my 3 kids were still in their PJs with hair that had not yet been brushed.  The oldest is playing a game on the Wii and had been most of the morning.  The middle is sitting on the couch pouting about something!  The youngest is whining because she wants a piece of candy that her sisters have hidden from her..or maybe she just wanted to watch a movie because yes, I do let her watch movies.  Sometimes it's the only thing that will give me 5 minutes to switch laundry or go to the bathroom!  I would say we live a perfectly imperfect life!



  1. you are a smart Mom...the kids grow up too fast...and the house chores will still be there...my kids don't remember if the house was clean...but they do remember the fun times we had...

  2. I am so with you. Even at the often painful critiques of my sister in law I put my boys first over the housework. I do not regret this decision ever. They are all grown now, but they all,as do I, have precious memories of their childhood days and the great times and adventures we had.
    My philosophy was that the housework was always going to be there, but my children weren't. I wouldn't go back and change a thing.


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