3.07.2013

real life.

Having two kids 2 & under is no easy task. I still laugh at myself for thinking it would be. I was in such a great routine with keeping the house looking decent...and then I had a second baby. Now? There is no cleaning routine. You know those houses on Pinterest that look SO INCREDIBLY TIDY? Well, those pictures don't come from my house.

Obviously.

Real life for us right now looks a little like this: 
  • 4 dirty burp cloths on our coffee table.
  • A gazillion trucks parked in our family room. 
  • Clothes drying on every single barstool. (Okay. They are dry and have still been sitting there for 3 days.)
  • More dog hair on the floors than I care to think about. 
  • CRUMBS GALORE under the kids' kitchen chairs. Always. 
  • Probably 84082309 random toddler socks all over the house because G always has to "take my focks off" while playing. 
  • A disorganized bottle drying rack that takes up a ton of room on our counter.
  • Approximately 27 pacifiers scattered throughout the house.

Sure, I browse Pinterest & think it would be AWESOME if my house could look perfectly clean & organized 24/7. Heck, it would be awesome for my house to get cleaned and actually stay clean for more than 30 minutes.  However, this stage of life we are in is messy. It is loud. It's pretty crazy & can leave me pretty frazzled.  But? It's also full of fun, love, and the sweetest little laughs. I wouldn't trade it for the world.  Surely I will eventually miss that bottle drying rack & 749572 pairs of toddler socks all over the house, right?

10 comments:

Heidi {Tales From a Suburban Housewife} said...

I love this post! Sometimes the mess really gets to me but I am thankful to have a family and will take their mess any day!

Shannon Dew said...

Amen sister! I used to be fanatical about picking up all of the toys and mess every nap and at bed time and now? Psh. It's lucky if I do it at bed time!

Mateya said...

My house is the same (if not worse) and I only have one kid! I couldn't imagine two! I like to say that it's "lived in" :)

SnoopyMeg said...

Take my focks off.....lol, love it!

Vanessa Miller said...

I only have one right now and my house looks like this! So not looking forward to what the house will look like when the second one comes. Soon to join the two under two club!

Lynsey said...

Amen! My house is a wreck! The trucks and toys galore in the living room are enough to drive me batty. But then I look at them when the kids are sleeping and smile. I smile because they remind me of the kids and the fun times we have playing with them. But I'm not sure I will ever miss the bottle drying rack!

Paige said...

No kidding... I want that tidy house too but I will never see it.

Elizabeth said...

Our houses could be twins! I lost it last night and actually did some cleaning but it won't last!

Stephanie of WMMblog said...

Can I say I wish I could let things go and just get used to having piles and messes but I can't? If I know there is a mess downstairs, I will get out of bed, pick it up and go back to bed. My OCDness with a clean house is going to be the death of me.

Jen Watts said...

When did you sneak and take pictures of my house?? You should see my kitchen table...