Sometimes when I am taking photos for a blog post… Sometimes I shove the mess under the couch, sometimes I shift angles so you can’t see that mark on the wall, and sometimes I edit out boogers or marker on faces. Sometimes I choose not to show the photos of my kids doing things I wish they didn’t do, or photos of things I should have done but didn’t (like put the washing away).
I try not to edit out everything and be too perfect, but when I look back at my blog I want to remember the good stuff, not all the not so great stuff.
But you know what, I also want to remember real life, with all the boogers and piles of washing… because there is beauty in the imperfect bits too.
For the past few years I’ve done a blogging series called ‘perfectly imperfect‘ which included posts about finding perfection among the not so perfect and rejoicing in our imperfections. I’m not going to do that again this year, instead I’m starting something similar, but new.
Real Life Wednesdays is a link up of all those crazy little things that happen that make up the every day. The things that are so ‘real’ they are ‘unreal’. The things that make you laugh, because if you didn’t laugh you’d cry. Those kinds of things.
Have you got a random animal problem like I do?
Or kids who like to play in the toilet?
Or maybe piles of artistically unfolded washing?
Maybe you’ve just had the worst day ever and just need a sympathetic ear…
Take a photo, write a post, write a post with a photo, or post a one liner, and then link up. Link up and let us all know that real life happens, and often it is beautiful or special even as it is horrible or insane. Or play along on instagram with the hashtag #reallifewednesday
The linky will start next Wednesday.
Don’t worry the rules are simple – Post something that fits the topic of ‘real life’ (make sure it is not a competition or a sponsored post), add a link back to the current week’s post here on Picklebums and then add your link to the linky. You don’t have to post on Wednesdays, the linky will stay live all week.
Feel free to grab the button code or right click on the banner image above and ‘save as’ to use that image if you prefer.
Hope to see some of your joining in!