I have a fancy new white couch and a toddler.
WTF was I thinking???
I also chose white cabinets for our kitchen remodel. I’ve obviously lost my mind.
I spend wayyy too much time wiping hand, feet and God knows what else kind of prints off everything from the couch to the light blue colored walls. I feel like my time might be better spent doing other, more important things than erasing toddler grime, but I made my nice clean bed and now I must wipe it down before I lie in it.
The funny thing is, it doesn’t really bother me anymore. As my son entered his 3rd year with an impressive resume of destruction, I realized I’ve let go of some of my nitpicky tendencies and just accepted things get dirty, things break, and things stay in new condition around a toddler about 2.5 seconds.
Oh I see those sparkling clean white/grey/beige Instagram feeds from popular mommy bloggers, looking all fresh and put together. I understand it is possible. And while I admire their aesthetic, that’s just not me. My life is messy, colorful and often smeared with mud and/or chocolate. I learned to relax and not stress over the mess.
I mean, I wouldn’t turn down a regular maid service so I could spend more time putting together fresh pastel ensembles in a spotless house, but unless this blog thing really blows up, I am the maid service around here.
And our maid sucks…lol
Categories: Mom Life
Made me chuckle haha.. I know the feeling
I enjoyed this post. As much as I love my daughter to play in the mud and explore, I get all tense when the mess comes inside. I need to just relax! 🙂
It always seems to happen right after you had a second to clean up… lol
White, yikes! We bought a brand new table and chairs set a few months ago. Our old one was looking like crap, as certain individuals in my household had either a) colored in the grout on the tiles or b) used a fork to gouge grout out. So we lost our minds and bought a new one, and I bet you can guess how that’s gone so far!
Here’s the good part – it’s some kind of faux leather and everything so far just wipes right off! I just have to wipe it like 3 times a day, lol