If I never cooked dinner again I would never have to clean up this mess again, right?
If I painted all my skirting boards a browny grey colour, no one would see the dust on them, right?
It’s ok to throw out the occasional pair of toddler toilet training undies, right?
If it’s been at the bottom of the laundry basket for more than a year, we really don’t need it, right?
If there’s still enough room to step over and around all the junk on the floor there is no need to pick it up, right?
If it doesn’t stink it’s clean enough to wear, right?
If the sticky patch of floor is under the table I can wait till tomorrow before I mop, right?
Does housework sometimes get the better of you? It gets the better of me all the time!
It’s something about the never ending nature of it.
Just as soon as you get to the bottom of the laundry basket someone dumps in some more dirt clothes! As soon as you mop the floor someone (or some chicken… yes… chicken) walks across it with their filthy dirty feet.
It just does my head in… and yet I keep doing it because I have some deep subconscious need to live in and ordered and clean home, rather than rancid squalor. But sometimes… just occasionally… the squalor seems kind of appealing.
And that is what real life looks like in our (filthy, messy) house right now… What does real life look like where you live?
Thanks to everyone who joined last week, all of your posts made me smile when I needed it most! This post from The Tao of Poop especially made me giggle, and this one from An Everyday Story made me smile because I have SO been there!
Share your random, magical and imperfect real life stories. Blog it or play along via instagram or twitter with the hashtag #reallifewednesday (add @katepickle when you do so I can find it!). Then add a link back to this post and pop on over and say hello to some others who have linked up too. Feel free to grab the button below if you like, and don’t worry, you don’t have to post today, the linky will stay live all week
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Debbie @ Aspiring Mum says
It’s exactly the same here! I seem to go in cycles where I just get on with the task/s, and then other days I don’t want to be bothered because it is just so relentless! I get so disheartened doing a big clean, mop etc. because I know that it will only stay that way for 5 minutes!
(PS. I LOVE your kitchen benchtop).
I love my new bench too… I’ll blog about our kitchen in the new year when it might actually be somewhat finished!
I love that you didn’t even mention the uniqueness of having what I can only assume is a tub of jointing compound on the bench amongst the salad. At least mine is sitting on top of the freezer, slightly out of the away amongst other stuff :)
Oh Cate you have good eyes! That is indeed a tub of jointing compound… though it’s actually empty and is currently being used for the scraps for the chickens… it is however, supposed to live in the cupboard under the sink, it just doesn’t often get there!
I really do agree Kate and foud myself nodding ruefully at your points! The washing basket is what does me in at the moment…no sooner hung out, folded and finally put away and another seems to materialise…which is really silly as i am the sucker who puts it there everyday!!!
Cam @ notunimportant says
Never ending? Sometimes I am tempted to lock everyone out just to catch up. I was at the sink for over an hour the other day because life was carrying on in a way that brought more dishes.
Of course, if everyone does go away, I do drop my guard and then I’m suddenly wading through a metre of my own mess.
I really like the idea of sharing real life. I look forward to seeing what’s next, Kate.
Oh I am just the same… I once had a weekend with only one child at home and instead of catching up I was lazy and discovered that a lot of the mess actually came from me! LOL
I love this list! The thoughts that go through our minds to get out of (or through) the tedium of the day. I tweeted it.
In total agreement with all your list.
Also, if you can still see 10% of your reflection in the mirror or see through most of the window, it doesn’t need cleaning.
Lisa Nolan says
Came to link up but do not see the linky here? I’ll try again in the morning!
Oh I wonder what the problem could be… I can see the little blue link under the other’s link thumbnails… wonder if there are some problems with linky tools??
Lisa Nolan says
I see the link up is back, but I could not upload an image, I got a long error message in a pop up window. Sorry! I tried!