Monday, January 23, 2012

MM: My big dirty secret and other things...


So we all love to see those blog posts that share the real, behind-the-scenes photos of people's houses on a day to day basis. Where there are toys all over the floor and dirty laundry in the corner and dishes left on the counter...  This link-up is awesome if you want to see other moms who aren't afraid to show the "messy" areas of their lives.

Well I have to say, right now our office/hobby room has to win some kind of outofcontrol mess award. We have been rearranging and de-cluttering the rest of the house... but so far, all that clutter has went into one room- and that room has not been touched so it 

just kept piling up, 

and piling up, 

and piling up.

There is like 3 feet of carpet that can actually be seen and I have a feeling that there are probably some long-forgotten Christmas gifts in there somewhere... Now I am at the point where I don't even know where to start so I just close the door and pretend the room doesn't exist. 

I know, so not healthy. Please don't report me to Hoarders.

I promise, this room is NEXT on our todo list. 


If I have a little girl one day, I am going to dress her like this:

via Lily on Pinterest

I mean seriously, is that not the cutest?

Although, I barely get myself  my boys out of the house with matching shoes on each day... hmmm, does it change with a girl?

I have barely spent any money on clothes for the boys because of so many wonderful family member's hand-me-downs. I couldn't imagine spending $40.00 on a dress for a 2 year old... 


So I take the twins to Subway one afternoon to grab some lunch.

We go through the line, get our food, and fill up some drinks at the little fountain drink station.

Sit down to eat, and about halfway through, Nolan gets his "I'm trying to get away with something" face. (It's the easiest face to read- he never gets away with anything)

Anyway, he starts fishin in his pocket for something and then quickly puts it in his mouth, which of course, makes me go,


So he grabs another mystery object out of his pocket and opens his hand to show me... it's ice.

Ice, as in, the leftover ice that people pour out at the drink station before refilling their cups...

Ice, as in, splattered with the soda backwash of innumerable people who ate at Subway that day...

Ice, as in, the boy reached up and grabbed a whole handful of old, dirty ice while I wasn't looking and thought he would save. it. for. later. 


in his pocket.

for later.

I take a deep breath and say, "Soooo Nolan, are your pants kinda wet?" 

"Yeah mom, but only the pocket part..."

Well great then.

Needless to say, my little Einstein got to strut through Walmart for the next hour looking like he had a serious pee pants accident.


(and yes, Nolan will be getting a haircut this week- even though he is adamantly opposed)

Hope everyone has a fantastic week!!


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