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Sunday, November 14, 2010

This is real life.

Did you see Lazy Mom’s PSA?  It inspired me to post these two pictures side by side.
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We don’t have a toy room.  And since Adam’s room is upstairs, he can’t play up there alone yet. This is it.  The living room floor.
So although putting a bookcase in the corner and arranging the room this way might not be the best DESIGN decisions, they are the most practical for our family.
I’ve been obsessing about decorating lately, which means that I must be stressed about something.  Remember way back in January (of course you don’t…I didn’t have any followers then) I posted about how I decorate when I’m stressed?  I think I displace my stress and focus on decor, even though that usually is NOT the important thing that I should be spending my energy on.  It’s a pleasant distraction, and somehow, worrying about something that is so relatively insignificant keeps me from freaking out over the big stuff.
Except this time, I’m not sure what the “big stuff” is.  I even called my best friend to make her figure it out for me.  But I’m still not sure.  So I must really be displacing my stress this time, since I don’t even know where the stress is coming from!  It may have started when Adam got the stomach flu and then threw up 4 out of the next 6 nights, but it stuck around since then, so…

Anyway, the point of this post is to remind myself that my house is not going to be magazine perfect as long as I have a kiddo running around, so I need to quit obsessing over fixing every little thing, and be thankful that I was blessed with a little boy who messes up my decor plans.