"They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds."
I'm just going to step out on a limb for this post... so bear with me :) I know alot of time when I read different blogs everything seems to be perfect. They have perfect families, perfect children, perfect pictures, perfect words, perfect everything. And I also know that it is so easy for me to write posts like that as well. It's so easy to create a "perfect" looking family by just writing about the good things. But ya know, some of the blogs that I find the most encouraging are written by women who write about the good and the bad. So... with all of that being said... I would like to invite you to have a peek of my imperfect life :)
Just for starters... so that you don't think I'm all talk.. take a look at our bedroom.
It looks like a bomb went off. We live in a little two bedroom house. My little sister lives here with us as well for the time being (she's working on getting her own place... I have done a good job of convincing her to stay here as long as she wants! Love it! P.S. she's a hairdresser so if you need your done I would love to refer you to her!) So, anyways... Bekka and Emma share a bedroom. And then Colty is in our room with us. It's a tight squeeze but I love it! Now.. back to the bedroom. At one time the room was decorated for kids. But now that Trav and I are in there I thought it could use some grownup decor. So over the past two months I have been taking down and changing things... which leads to a giant mess in our little cottage. Simply because there is NOWHERE to put the extra stuff! So go ahead..take a look...and don't pass out while looking at the disaster!
Okay...so the bedroom is anything but perfect :) And for those who wonder where Colty sleeps...there is a crib in the corner to the far left that you can't see! I'll keep you posted with the redo of the room!
Now for some stories from our week that are anything but perfect...
This morning the kids were playing happily while I was making pancakes for breakfast (sounds perfect..right?!). While the pancakes were cooking I walked past the bathroom to check on the kids. And as I was placed my right heel down on the floor to take another step I began to slide along. For a moment I thought maybe Emma had dropped a strawberry or some sort of food. Then I looked down and I had stepped on a turd. Yes...a turd. I then looked further and saw another one. There was a trail that led to the bathroom. Turns out it was Emma's... still not sure what happened? :)
Last night at supper I made cheese grits for Emma (or Cheese Grips as she likes to call them). I had set her bowl of grits on the table next to Colt's bowl of carrot baby food. I turned my back for one second and the next thing I know there were cheese grits and smashed carrots all over the floor, table, clean laundry sitting on the table and in their hair. Emma said Colt did it (he was sitting close to the table in his high-chair)... still not sure what happened? (do you see a pattern here?! :) )
So there you have it... just a few imperfect stories from the past 24 hours. The reason I write all of this about imperfection is because I find it so refreshing when we are all just open with what's going on FOR REAL in our lives! When I go out for dinner with my girlfriends we don't talk about how perfect our lives are... we talk about what's really going on. And from there we encourage each other and share stories like the ones above. Because that's real life :)
So... please share some imperfect stories and pictures :) Link up below!
Hope everybody has a great Wednesday!!!