Monday, March 28, 2011

Multitudes on Mondays

You know, real life around here isn't too glamorous.

We have piles of unfolded laundry. We leave dishes on the counter after meals, and there are pots from Friday that still need to be washed.

The "baby" just dumped an entire sippy cup of water out on my couch.

The floor I swept 20 minutes ago is covered with play-doh.

My six-year-old dressed himself today and is wearing a black turtle neck with black skinny jeans. I don't even know where those skinny jeans came from.

I had to mediate a conflict between Haydn (the oldest) and Rowan (the three-year-old) because Rowan stole his brother's DS, put it down his pants, and apparently got "weiner germs" on it.

Nope, definitely not too glamorous.

But the things that make me crazy also make me smile when I'm able to step back and look at our life objectively. When I'm able to say "thank you."


A little green vase filled with flowers (green flowers!)

A great date with my husband in spite of a not-so-great day

Greyson's laugh, warm, bubbly, contagious

Catching Rowan with three graham crackers stashed in his underoos

A babysitter who left me a note to let me know she ate a banana and two cookies

Brecken learning to give a "fist bump" and say YESSS with a lisp

Books on tape

The library's catalog online

Free stuff from Amazon

Fog on the mountain, rain on the wind

homemade play-doh, soft and squishy between little fingers

Editing my sister's story for the library contest and enjoying a story about her I hadn't heard before

Remembering what it's like to be thirteen

Finding an exercise that doesn't feel like exercise

The slight pain when I move my shoulders that tells me they will be stronger

Shaping my son's hair into a faux-hawk and remembering my husband coming home with the same haircut and him thinking it was called a "flo-mock"

baked mostaciolli

oatmeal in the crockpot not burned to a crisp

Pulling a loaf of golden brown bread from the oven, tapping it lightly, hearing that hollow sound

New volunteers for the nursery


  1. Those are wonderful things to be thankful for! And I love everything that is not-so-glamorous at your house because mine is just the same:-) I hope to start a blog of my own soon (still thinking of a name) so you will be able to see that I am a real person and not just a blog-stalker:-)

  2. Hi Melissa! I can't wait to see your blog once you get it up and going... and don't worry about being "just" a blog stalker. I've been stalking people for years ;) thanks for the comment!

  3. Totally dying laughing about the weiner germs! Oh, my...I think we live the same life!

  4. Great post!! The "real life" stuff is what I love the most. :) The weiner germs thing is still cracking me up!!


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