I have a new habit. At the end of the day, when all is said and stick-a-fork-in-me done, I’ve taken to walking around my house and reflecting. It’s much better than lying awake in my bed reflecting in the dark (Hello, deep scary thoughts of motherhood!). I like the visuals of a house well lived-in. Looking past the messes and toys that weren’t put away, I discover evidence of four lives rich with imagination, creativity and humor. I never have to look far. It’s always underfoot, which is quite painful if I’m not looking where I step (I’m talking to you, Legos!).
Here are 10 recent snapshots that made me smile, laugh or just stand there in a tired, confused stupor. The makers of Toy Story need look no further for inspiration.
Went to clip my hair up and wash my face for the night. Found this little guy.
I always wanted to know how much an abelone shell, toy figure, mason jar, toothbrush, 2 toothpaste tubes and a pumpkin weighed.
Just realized the first 3 pics here are all from my bathroom. You could say Barbie’s seen better days. On the other hand, that’s a pretty comfy bed made with ALL our clean face towels.
Now THIS is pretty clever.
How can you not smile at this? Plus, baby sock monkey has an extra blanket compliments of Kleenex.
No, this picture does not need to be rotated. Makes me wonder where my kids get their inspiration for pretend house play.
Leah and Lando clearly don’t have kids.
I see an overloaded electric socket. My kids see a helicopter landing pad.
Hey kid…outta my chair! This Lazy Boy with massage and heat is hands down my favorite piece of parenting equipment at the end of the day.
Found this poor little guy in the morning. I would’ve set him free had I known!
I would love to see snapshots from your life with kids. Please feel free to post one on my Facebook page, or send me a link if you write a similar post.