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!