Scenes From A Toddler-Decorated House (aka Why I’m ok with a messy house)

Sometimes bloggers err on the side of only talking about the good/perfect/awesome parts of their lives. “Mommy bloggers” can be particularly awful offenders. Instagram pictures of clean, smiling children in perfect little outfits. Delicious and gorgeous meals. Beautiful and fun outings. New mom shoes. New mom hair. Date night.

It would be an oversimplification to say we are braggers. I don’t think that’s it at all. I think we are optimists. I think being a mom is hard, really hard, and so we focus on those parts of parenthood that give us joy; because, truth be told, a little joy is the gas in the tank that we need to fuel us through parenthood. That and our morning coffee. Getting a few things accomplished or making something beautiful or having a really fun moment…this is what makes us content to not need to be perfect. You could call it “appreciating our blessings”…I call it a way of life. I call it happiness.
So. In the spirit of happiness, I share with you: scenes from a toddler-decorated house. 🙂 I know your house probably looks like this, too, if you have a toddler roaming your halls. Since Phoebe pushes the chairs to wherever she wants to climb, we’ve resorted to laying them on the floor. Yet, she still finds a way…One day, instead of cleaning, we painted this heart canvas for Papa Matt. (And somehow the messes took care of themselves).^_^ Erin
2012-08-02

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3 Responses to Scenes From A Toddler-Decorated House (aka Why I’m ok with a messy house)

  1. souphead August 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Hubz is constantly fussing about Avery’s mess. And HE’s the stay-at-home parent. I keep telling him she’s just going to pull everything out again. much less stressful to embrace her “decorating” for the most part than try to follow her around picking up. tidy a little after she goes to bed. keep stuff clean. expecting a neat and tidy home with a toddler is the very definition of insanity (doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result).
    happy babies and happy parents are what matters.
    xo

  2. cat @ NeoHomesteading.com August 3, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Oh dear! I love you!!! My house is blessed with mess just like yours. I hate the happy, peachy, holier-than-thou feel of a lot of mommy blogs. It makes me feel like crap. I could use an attitude improvement for sure but I can’t control 90% of the things that make me crazy.

  3. Sophie שרה Golden September 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    My baby’s just 5 moths but my closet still looks like that because I have so much to do. Absolutely love the comment above about happy, peachy mums who are always so clean and put together and their children always neat and super calm 😀