Granted, my niece and nephew were here since it was a Tuesday, but let's be honest. My girls can easily do this sort of destruction themselves too.
So why am I talking about this today? Well, if you read many blogs regularly, you understand what I mean about the "inspirational" blogs. The ones that you love to read because they are so beautifully written and things seem so wonderful in their world... and even a picture of crusty dishes in the sink will be so perfectly composed that you almost want to frame it. They *try* to knock themselves down occasionally, pointing out some weaknesses on their part...but in general I walk away feeling half inspired by them and half "I want to punch you in the face." Not that I really would. ;-)
The problem is that yes, if I really really wanted to I could probably run this house like a Stepford wife. I could have my to-do lists, my schedules, get everything done around the house every single day...add two of three more kids because my well oiled machine of a house could adapt.
But here is where I get real for a minute. Where I give you a dose of anti-inspiration lol. Am I the only one that sometimes just doesn't *want* to?! I mean, days like yesterday when every time I turned my back to do a load of laundry the kids end up dumping yet another bag of toys on the floor, or when I tried to do a load of dishes and suddenly one of my children is half naked on the bathroom counter randomly brushing their teeth with a puddle of water on the floor. At those times I sometimes just want to sit on the couch and watch TV, let the house and children implode around me, and deal with the mess and clean up later....screw all the schedules, Pinterest activities, beautiful pictures, and inspirational bull crap :-P
So today, as I get ready to take the girls shopping for Etsy supplies and groceries while we are all sick with colds I will try again---try to bring back some rainbows and unicorns to our life and make it through the day with a smile on my face, a to-do list in my pocket, and a schedule---because I'm a mom and moms are awesome!
But for those other days when everything seems to be going wrong and you just don't give a shit any more, please remember that it's OK to grab a snack, sit down with some trash TV, ignore your kids for awhile while they run around like wild animals, and thank your lucky stars you don't have any *more* children than the crazies you already have....because we are moms and we are awesome (but still get tired and anti-inpirational from time to time ;-)