In case you wonder how I do it all….

7 Nov

Really, it’s not that hard…

imageSchool room–masterfully, organized–check!

imageKitchen area–spotless–check! (Does it count that I have my cleaning supplies OUT in preparation clean sometime-in-the-not-too-distant-future (maybe Saturday??)

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Entry Hall–toys put away by son #3 and dirty clothes put away by son #2–check! Wow, I am on a roll!

I would show you a picture of my bedroom, but I don’t want to shame you. It is completely spotless, dusted, all laundry put away, bed made. You get the picture. 🙂

HAHAHAHAHA! I try to remind you often that I don’t have it all together or all figured out. I have been laughing out loud this afternoon as I walk around my house and just HAD to share it with you. 🙂 🙂  It’s days like these when I can tell we’ve had a good school day. Nothing is ever where it is supposed to be. I will work on it tonight, and it will be ok (but probably still not perfectly so-so as I’d like). It seems like I woke up this morning with an 8, 6, and almost 4 year old after putting to bed 3 tiny infants. Their lives are zooming forward at the speed of light. If that means my house is messy so that I can savor one day with my 8, 6, and almost 4 year old, I am okay with that. 🙂

So, this afternoon (and tonight AND the next day…AND the day after that) give yourself some grace; no one has it all together. Savor moments with your family and kiddos, and relax. 🙂 AND…if you’re husband comes home and he’s upset that your house isn’t spotless, just show him my pictures, and he will feel lots better about your day’s efforts. 🙂 Oooh, gotta go…smelling something burning on my stove. Burned chili for dinner-awesome.

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8 Responses to “In case you wonder how I do it all….”

  1. Jessica November 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    Haha! I love it! This was a good reminder, I am often tempted to believe that others have a much better grip on things that I do. 🙂

    • Suzanne Shares November 9, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

      girl, I’m the SAME way! I’ve realized part of the reason we feel that is because we only see “snapshots” of people’s lives online…on a blog, FB, instagram. Obviously, we’re usually only putting forth our BEST in those snapshots, so I like to throw in a few REALITY posts once in a while. It’s my reminder to give myself grace…and I’m sure other women need that reminder, too, right?!?!? Thanks for commenting and reading. 🙂

  2. godmadeknown November 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Hey! That’ll go great with the burnt cornbread we’re having tonight! That is if I can only find our table…

    • Suzanne Shares November 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

      YES, burned cornbread and burned chili would’ve been perfect together! how far are you from Tennessee?

  3. Tara November 11, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    you crack me up! You are super capable. Love all you do and can’t believe you do as much as you do! Miss your enthusiasm and smile.

    • Suzanne Shares November 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

      🙂 miss you too!! hope you guys are having a great FALL! 🙂

  4. Laurie November 12, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    Oh Suzanne, how am I JUST now finding this??? I NEEDED this post today!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    XOXO Laurie S

    • Suzanne Shares November 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

      awwwwwwwwwwwww…so happy to hear from you!! so glad this post was encouraging to you. After I posted it…I thought “eek! that may have been overshare!” BUT…i think we always need this reminder, don’t we. i definitely did…again today!

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