Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Musing: Do People Really Live There?

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.


  1. Me being a student also cuts down on the time it takes creating the perfect look. But hey, I'm sure you want your Nurse knowing her stuff. :)

  2. You cant always look at the pictures and assume the houses look that way all the time. I am a sahm too but my boys are older and in school, so I have all day every day to make my house neat, but come 330 it not quite as pretty. I am a bit of a drill sergent though, I have systems all over to keep us neat and orgainized. Bottom line, you do what you are happy with. I always tell my friends with little kids it a season of life, I am able to keep that magazine clean house because my season is different than theirs. Thanks for sharing the raw side of your life, so many fake it, its unappealing.

  3. Thank you for your insight. It makes perfect sense! Maybe someday my house will be magazine perfect, but that day is not today. :)