If my son were home the floor would be covered in trucks and trains. As much as I would like our house to be spotless and put together, that's just not real life. I work outside of the house 4 days a week, I have two small kids, 2 animals that shed and housework that keeps piling up. There is usually laundry in the living room that needs to be put away and dust balls of dog hair on the floor.
It's a pretty good chance if you stop by my house you will find a few piles. You know what I'm talking about. The school papers, mail, kids birthday party favors, magazines, books and random "trash" that your kids won't let you throw away. The things that you don't know what to do with that all end up in one spot on a table, floor, counter or in this case an ottoman.
The dining room table is usually covered in some sort of project I am working on. Yes, the wine is a project, but I was very tempted to drink it myself. Over in the corner is the bag of toys that my kids take to my moms while I am at work. (You may notice it's one of the fabric bags that I made)
The kitchen is the drop zone for everything. There is usually a pile near the phone and the other counter gets full of "junk" and things that need to be taken back down to the basement.
The hallway looks good, but there's that vacuum cord again.
Paige's room doesn't look too bad from this angle,
but when you look at her dresser that's a different story. The clothes on her dresser need to be put away and her and Owen's laundry is piling up. In my defense, all our free time in the past week or so have been spent outside looking for our cat. Now that we found him it's time to get caught up on laundry.
I usually make my bed as soon as I get up in the morning and before I leave for work. I didn't have to work today, so as of 10:00 my bed still wasn't made. I guess I tend to move a little slower on non working days.
Our bedroom is where most of the spare accessories end up when I'm in the middle of redecorating a room.bookshelves. I plan to move the bookshelf to the basement, but haven't gotten that far yet. There's also more clothes that are piled up from my laundry strike (AKA Simon search).
In my defense, this morning I did scrub my stainless sink with baking soda, wiped down the fronts of my stainless appliances, threw in a load of laundry, vacuumed and got two kids out of the house and ready for school. So, I wasn't a total slacker. I'm just a normal everyday mom trying to keep things together and juggle 100 things at once. The house doesn't have to be spotless as long as everyone is happy and healthy.
You can see my "neat" house tour here!