At this very moment, my floors are covered in dog hair. If you are cold and need a sweater, give me an hour and I can knit you one, and another for a friend.
The dishwasher is clean, but has been sitting since last night. While dishes in the sink are just staring back at me.
I painted our family room two days ago, so that room is in complete shambles.
The boys trashed my car – I kid you not I could tell you every ounce of food they have consumed in the past month because every crumb and chunk is sitting in every crack and corner possible.
Dan and I burnt dinner this week, twice. As if we never heard of a timer before.
I tried to squeeze a blackhead out – and left my cheek with a giant bruise and scab, it’s gorgeous.
Max hasn’t slept through the night in weeks. He is teething like a boss, screaming and fussy and it is pure exhaustion.
We needed a moment….
And so we took a day off this past Friday. The weather called to be 70+* we gave the kiddos a day off of school, and attempted family pictures.
Surprise, surprise they were not that successful – and I was feeling a bit frustrated because all I wanted was a nice picture for our Christmas card.
And then as we were walking out, two ladies stopped me and commented on how “cute” we looked as a family. I immediately felt a bit embarrassed that we obviously had the kids out of school and explained. They laughed, and said that I was the coolest mom to do that on the last nice day of the year and I wouldn’t regret it. They asked how the pictures turned out and I kind of rolled my eyes. One of the girls said, trust me, you’ll look back on these one day and love them so much.
It was just what I needed to hear.
And it is so so true. Sometimes the mess of life blurs over the beauty of it all.
Making a point over the next few weeks, during the craziness of the holiday season that is upon us to take a step back and relish in it all.
Dog hair, burnt dinners and all.