So I have been thinking about this a lot lately and decided I was going to voice my thoughts! Have you ever noticed how there are some people that manage to have everything together all the time?! Their kids look perfect, THEY look perfect, their house looks perfect, their yard, their vehicles....homemade meals all the time, little crafts around every corner and their husband and kids adore them without restrain?! Honestly! I am lucky to have 3 of those things going for me at once! If my house is clean....I look like a complete wreck and we're having take out! I serve left overs, take-out, tasty little dinners from a box and when my family is really lucky I splurge for a full spread homemade meal (which never turns out as good as I hope)! Some days I wish I was skinnier, prettier, smarter or more creative! It's very likely that something in my house could use a good cleaning most days! So how do you women do it? I have obviously missed out on some homemaking classes! As hard as I strive for that perfect little world, it is nowhere to be found and I find myself entirely defeated at the end of most days! I love my husband and I love my little man but I am no superwoman! Can anyone really have the perfect lives they appear to? For self-soothing reasons I tell myself NO they cannot! Yet how do they make it so convincing that I shrink in their presence and at the thought of their amazing feats?
So as this has been bothering me for weeks now, I have come up with a solution! I am going to embrace my imperfections! Every single one of them! The little messes on my floor that needs mopped, the dust I know is collecting on the top of my cabinets, my messy hair, messy shirts, my grubby little boy who just wants to run around in his diaper, my dusty blinds and dirty windows...all of it! I like to think that I'm a clean person and there is room for some imperfection! Of course I will get to all these things eventually, but in the mean time I'm not going to start going gray because I can't do it all in one day! My home will never be up to Mary Poppin standards so don't bother bringing the white glove over with you! You will surely find dust somewhere! But one thing is for sure, I will always do my best to have a happy home! Admittedly I don't wake up with a cheery disposition every morning....some days I am a grumpy pain in the butt! But I will do my best! I think that this new realization should help in that area! Just maybe if I am not constantly reaching for some perfect life that is glorified by t.v. shows and those crafty little magazines....I will not always find myself falling short of my own expectations. That my friends can make for one sad little lady!
So the cat is out of the bag! I don't have it all together! I am not SuperMom or SuperWife! No cuisine meals will probably ever be served out of my kitchen! I will never win any prizes for my homemaking skills period! Sometimes I will drive my family crazy and I'm sure they will return the favor! But I will always try my best to be a good person, a supportive and loving wife, a nurturing mother and a friend you can depend on. So if you see me one day and I look like I haven't showered yet (it's very possible) or my mind is somewhere, miles away from the rest of my body....just cut me a little slack and I will do the same for you if ever necessary. I am finally getting it! What a silly thing to expect of myself (or anyone)...perfection! Hah!
So this is for all of you who can relate with me. I know there has to be at least a few! You can always try to do better where you see need for improvement but don't be too hard on yourself because somebody down the street seems to really have you beat in the life department. Just love yourself and your imperfections, and love your family and THEIR imperfections and maybe you'll see things in the right perspective! Wouldn't that be great...if we could all be happy without having to wear ourselves to the bone for it? I think yes!
So I think that pretty much covers my thoughts for the past couple of weeks! It feels so good to get that out!