In our home we deal with every emotion, every mess I can think possible, and many challenges daily; sometimes within a very short period of time.
My home is not in perfect order….EVER! and I am slowly trying to be ok with that. A lot of the time the mess does get to me; always seeing dirt from all these little feet, food sprayed up the walls and windows that DESPERATELY need to be spring cleaned; but at the end of the day there is only so much that can be done.
Most of the time before somebody comes over we do our quick clean to feel a bit better about the situation. We don’t do it to impress anybody, but I always feel like that is something I can do to make my company feel more comfortable.
For the ones that do not know; during the day when I am with my 2 kids and cannot do my graphic work I also watch some other children in my home and my graphics are done on my “off-time”. It works out well, but I don’t get to the more detailed cleaning that I would like to as often.
When you have a full house of little children under 3 tracking mud in the home, paint/crayons/food and anything they can get their hands on is then transferred to every crevice they can find it adds up VERY quickly. It seems that no matter how much cleaning I do; it is equally undone. I know many people can relate with me on this one!
So I am trying to take a step back lately; I do my nightly clean of course, but I’m trying not to stress about it as much and give myself a break.
So for the ones that visit me or stop by; you are always welcome and I do apologize in advance because my home may be a mess, the dishes may be piling up some days, I may be in my sweatpants and my clothes covered in dirty hand prints and that door might be closed due to hiding the mound of laundry I’ve got behind on!
On social media people usually don’t take pictures of the mounds of mess in their home (that happens to us all at times), the tantrums and difficult stages for the ones who have kids, or the bad things going on. We tend to show the happy moments and the things we want to remember and look back on.
I’ve heard new moms say; oh it just looks like everyone has everything so “together”….and look at me, or….I can’t do this……trust me ladies and gentlemen this is FAR from the truth; everyone has their daily issues and struggles. It’s just life and that’s just what you see.
At the end of the day I just want to know that my kids are happy, they were learning and exploring and enjoying their childhood; and hopefully the good stuff sticks and overpowers the struggles in the end. Take care of yourself and your family and don't forget about your personal goals as well and do your best every day.
Everyone try and take a step back and evaluate what matters to you most; and remember that just because you see only certain things on Social Media and from talking to others; it does not mean there are not struggles there as well….you are not alone in this!