Saturday, March 8, 2014

Being real

Remember the Olympic Rings we made during O is for Olympics in Tot School?  The pipe cleaners are all beaded, but the rings were never made.  Neither were the paper plate fact, I think only 3 out of the 5 were even painted. 

I've been thinking a lot lately about living life authentically.  Letting people see what is really there.  Sometimes (like some ideas that you can see on this blog and what I choose to share in real life), things are good.  Projects are completed, we are dressed and out of the house everyday, and the dishes get washed.  But other times things go unfinished, like the Olympic Rings.  And it isn't only in Tot School that things are left un- or half done.  I won't even tell you last the time I swept, and don't mention the bathrooms. Definitely have not been keeping up with my cleaning schedule that I made for myself. And my couponing!!!! I still haven't cut out coupons from last Sunday, and tomorrow is Sunday again!

Things I do (most of the time) are plan for Tot School, so we have learning opportunities.  I now plan for Stroller Strides, since I'm an instructor.  Dinner still gets made, and trips to the grocery store have to happen.  But other stuff, well, sometimes it goes by the wayside.

A friend recently shared that in motherhood, you draw a triangle.  On one point is "Your Sanity," another point is "A Clean House," and the third point is "Kids."  Only two of those points can happen at the same time, and since Kids are kinda non-negotiable, you can pick sanity or a clean house!  Maybe I have little of each (and sometimes I feel like its neither)!

Anyway, regardless of how clean my floors are, or if Tot School projects are completed or not, my goal is for Little Guy to feel loved, my husband to know he is appreciated (working on this one), and for me to feel like I am doing what I can to be a good wife and mother.

What are your daily goals?


  1. Great post Stacy! I love the triangle analogy your friend made... And it's so true! It's nice to hear its not just me who didn't have time to sweep last week or haven't finished organizing the house we've lived in for almost 3 years! I do daily affirmations to make sure the most important things to me are being focused on during the day and I try to plan some of those "I'd really like this done stuff" in between. And like you said sometimes it does and sometimes... Well, maybe next week!

  2. It's nice to know we aren't alone! I like the idea of daily affirmations to focus on what truly counts! Here's to the start of a brand new week!

  3. I'm glad to hear that you don't actually wash your windows once a week. We haven't washed the windows on our house since moving in 2.5 years ago :).

    1. In a good week, I only wash the windows that have dog nose prints! Washing windows seems to be over-rated! Thanks for stopping by!