I sit here at the (almost) end of the day, surrounded by biscuit crumbs and odd socks, baby spew catchers, and half eaten toast crusts, school notices I should have read last week (if I had my girls would not have gone to school on casual day in their uniform!) and half empty (or half full) cups of water….
I wonder what people would think if they really knew the inanity that is my life. Not just the carefully taken photos that manage to hide the piles of washing. Not just the carefully constructed blog posts that attempt to make a howling three year old seem lovely. Not just the 146 character tweets and the face book updates that chronicle snippets of my day.
I wonder what people would think if they could see the whole thing. The great big, slightly mouldy, never neatly folded and put away, always chaotic thing that is my life.
Sometimes I hate it all.
I hate that my house is never ever clean and tidy. I hate that anything that even resembles a routine most often flies out the window. I hate that I am not a serene and loving parent all of the time (even most of the time would do!). I am sure everyone would think I was the worst person in the world if they really knew what my life was like….
Then I stop and take a reality check.
Life is not perfect. I am not perfect. No one is perfect.
Enjoy the chaos and insanity, find beauty in the mess, get some perspective… because these imperfect days will not last, and when they are gone you will miss them.
Feel free to join me. Post a photo or write something, each day next week, or just once… there are no rules, just celebrate your imperfection. I’ll post a Mc Linky with my post on Monday, add yourself to it if you join in.
It’s flogging Friday and I’m joining in with Flog Ya Blog over at the lovely Random Ramblings of a Stay at Home Mum today….