Often time while I'm pursing a blog I think to myself, "self do people really live in these rooms that are shown oh so elegantly? If people really do live here how in the world do they keep it so perfect?" As you can tell from my blog I have 2 young kiddo's and we actually live in our spaces. Maybe someday our house will be picture perfect, but until then you get the non-staged nakedly honest view of our spaces in each and every picture. Don't get me wrong. I love the perfectly set look that most people seem to be able to achieve.
Being a SAHM means that we are here all.the.time. I don't get any downtime from my kiddo's because they're always here. We play, dance, do crafts, read, and just goof off all day. I'm also a part-time Homeschooling mom to my 4 year old. What is a part-time Homeschooler look like? Well, everyday my son does his homeschool work. We do experiments and go on field trips to supplement what he's learning. We talk about his work and do real life examples of how to incorporate what's he's learning into our everyday lives. BUT he also goes to preschool. Why? might you ask. He goes to preschool for socialization. I know that I can't be his everything and he needs friends outside of our family. His preschool teacher is on board with us homeschooling and has given him roles in the classroom so that he remains challenged. I feel that at this time it is the best of both worlds for my son.
Why the homeschooling tangent? It's just another example of why my house isn't perfect. Friends and family are always welcomed into our home at any time without any heads up. Our house is always presentable enough that I'm not rushing off to stuff things in closets or hide things under the beds. Our kitchen table is always cleaned off and there are never dirty dishes sitting out. That doesn't mean that there won't be a toy in use on the floor here or there, but again, we live here. Every day.
So, if you're in the neighborhood please stop by. Just realize that our home won't be magazine picture perfect.