Butterfly Sparks Designs

Thursday, August 13, 2009

...your house is cleaner than my house...

trust me.
i'm willing and prepared to embarass myself here. partially because i'm just tired of people complaining and apologizing for how messy their homes are. and in reality, i would probably be willing to eat off most of those floors. does your child's room look like this? not just on occasion, but pretty much all the time? yep. that's my girl. i just don't have the energy to do what it would take to get her to keep it clean. and i rationalize this because the only rooms upstairs are the girls and the office. and who goes up there anyway? right? here is a picture of anna katherine's room tonight.and lest you say, "well, it's a child's room. i bet the rest of your home is spotless," let me just stamp that thought right on out of your mind. here is a picture i just took tonight of our dining room table. that's right- our DINING room table (not office desk).

it has become my workstation and drop off toy station for the girls.. plenty of randomness can be found right here. you would be quite impressed with the variety of items that can be found either on the floor or on the table in this 10x10 room!
let's see- a new trash can, some 11x14 frames yet to be hung, some school snacks my girls constantly bring to me and beg me to eat even though school doesn't start until next week, my purse, a pile under my purse of every local church advertisement i've seen in the last 2 years, sara's american girl doll and blankie, jeans to sell on ebay, my computer, to-do lists, recyclable mail on the floor, clothes that the girls were gonna wear today but changed their minds on, kids shoes, and all sorts of lovely stuff.

you thought you were a mess. and you've only seen the dining room and a child's room. welcome to the hambricks. the good, the bad, the ugly.
can we still be friends? :)

7 comments:

Matt and Sara Beth Stout said...

I love that you posted this! Amazing! Praying for all your transitions at your church!

Writeaway said...

All I can say is that my daughter makes your daughter look like a neat freak.

Marshall said...

One word puts the mess that I have lived through at Chenango Lane into perspective and maybe it will bring you a small amount of joy to know that you have not (yet) descended to this level of desecration.

cockroaches

Let me know if you do, because I have a lot of experience doing battle.

amy griffith said...

jeans to sell on ebay--what size? style? hmmmm......

Cindy Hill said...

Oh I am so glad I am not the only one ;)

Lisa said...

Love it! It looks just like mine. I figure it blesses people - they can leave and feel better about their OWN houses.

Lisa said...

Love it! It looks just like mine. I figure it blesses people - they can leave and feel better about their OWN houses.