In an effort to show the realness of my life and let others share in my not-so-perfectness, there are just a few things I must confess.
I must confess that I buy XL Kids jackets and fleeces from Northface. I can get fleeces for half the price by buying in the kid’s section. And props that there is a place designated for me to write my name inside the jacket–in case I loose it before recess.
I must confess that I still wear the pregnancy belly band when I wear a certain pair of dress pants. (George is almost 8 months old.) I really should just buy a new pair of pants that fit. All the rest have transferred well to my post-pregnancy hips, but just this last pair is being stubborn and refusing to button. And I refuse to buy a new pair at this point because everything else about these pants are perfect (pocket placement and size, leg width, etc.), and I hate having to look for a new pair that fits all my specifications. Anyone with me?
I must confess that I have TWO food drawers at work. I am seriously hungry all the time. There is a little bit of healthy like nuts and granola, but a whole lot of not healthy like donuts and airheads. Maybe this is why that black pair of pants eludes me and not my birthing hips…
I must confess that when I wear a skirt or a dress it is pretty much a guarantee at this stage of my momhood that I am going to flash someone with my undies. George doesn’t wait for ladylike behavior.
I must confess that I have a five minute video of George staring at me because I was convinced that he was going to start crawling. He didn’t.
But I do have this gem.
I must confess that some nights I let Grace or Crosby help “clean” (lick) George after he eats because it suppresses the meltdown that ensues when I try to wipe his face with a baby wipe and signal that meal time is over. So instead of screaming at me, he is laughing at the dogs. Judge away if you must, but everyone in our house is happy. You may think #momfail but I think #momwin.
I must confess that our kitchen looks like this 6 days out of the week. Ok I must confess, it looks like this every day of the week. It only gets clean when we know people are coming over.
But my office looks like this every day of the week. And no I didn’t straighten this up, I promise. I clean up after every appointment, and this was right before I headed out one day. Everything has it’s place and stays in it’s place. I don’t like students coming into my clutter.
I am not really sure why we can’t keep a handle on things cleaning wise at home. I am in constant shock on how fast dishes, clothes, and mail pile up in places. I digress though. I would much rather sit on the floor (which probably needs to be vacuumed) playing with my kid or catch up on Ellen than spend an hour cleaning every day. But just know that if you make a surprise visit, my house will not be clean, and I will be mortified.
What are your confessions? How do you keep your house clean? (It’s by magic isn’t it?)
That car is so so cute! I must confess that Jimmie spent a ton of time in his jumpers between 6-9 months because he was teething every-freakin-day. If we had that car, he would have spent even more time off the floor! I’m convinced this is why it took so long for him to crawl, pull up…and he still doesn’t crawl on all fours. BUT it made him happy at the time, so oh well. He is getting out of the jumper phase though. Also, I can’t wait to get rid of our boon drying rack. As much as I love it, it’s always a mess and I want to move the microwave to its spot!
I hate all the bottle mess…So much clutter. I hadn’t thought about the jumpers affecting G crawling. That would explain a lot of why he has no intention on doing any moving while on the floor. He is so content and joyous when he is in the jumpers, I hate not putting him there!
My daughter is 21, moved out and I still don’t keep my house clean. I’d rather enjoy life! I think you’re great and these confessions only make the rest of us know that we are great as well. 🙂
Aww thanks! It’s nice to know I am in good company with a not so clean house.
I love how real and honest you always are Steph! You help others see that life happens, and I appreciate that. I also love the fact that you would rather sit on the floor and play with George for one hour then clean! WAY TO GO MAMMA!
Thanks Deborah! That means a lot! This helps me be ok with how life is happening lol.
The Northface thing is genius!!
I think so. Just check the sleeves before you buy. Sometimes they are too short.
Props for finding a way to clean him without screaming. And I buy kids’ size t-shirts.
They are so much cheaper so why not!
There has been no clean house lately for me. If it makes you feel better, it looks like half of your sink is empty. That never happens here.. Oh. And mini powdered donuts. Love them!
We do try to keep one side clean so we can still function somewhat normally. But this means that every counter space is usually covered in dishes. Yes to the mini donuts!
Don’t worry about your kitchen!! Mine is the same. #workingmomlife Playing with little man in the evenings is more important 🙂 I’m jealous about your discounted northface … I need to be smaller so I can do that! haha
Playing is more fun anyway. Maybe some day we will have enough money to pay someone to clean our house.
Love this list! I can totally relate to the food drawers at work- I remember those well when I was teaching! And I cracked up at your 5 minute video of George staring at you. That one of him in his Jeep is precious! He is so darn cute! And you are a genius for buying kids Northface jackets. Well done. 😉 Thanks for linking up with us this week, Stephanie!
Thanks Heather! Kid’s Northfaces are where it is at! They come in much better colors too!
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