Monday, May 6, 2013

stuff I made - wall hangy thing

I'm going through my pics and decided to start posting more of the stuff I make. Not so I can show off, not exactly. But because the life of a stay at home mom can sometimes go something like this - wake up, clean kitchen, make breakfast - kitchen gets messy, feed kids - diningroom gets messy, clean kitchen, clean diningroom, make bed, do laundry, kids put on clean clothes and go outside to play in mud, kids come in and change clothes, laundry ends up back in dirty hamper, kids are hungry - make lunch - kitchen messy, serve lunch - diningroom messy, kids play on your bed and unmake it, clean kitchen, clean diningroom, meanwhile kids have trashed livingroom - pick up toys and clean room, kids want snacks - kitchen and diningroom get trashed again. and so it goes on and on til the end of the day when you decide you'll clean up after supper the following morning because your feet and back still ache from the last time you did it. Start over the next day,  repeat six times for a total of seven per week. 

We spend 98% of our energy on stuff that just gets undone in hours or sometimes  minutes. Like spending hours cooking food that gets gobbled up in minutes, then it gets pooped out in a diaper we just finished washing and drying. We're tired, and have little to show for it by the end of the day. It's a high calling, yet it can give the illusion of the lowest when you're up to your elbows scrubbing toilets and doing dirty, sweaty jobs. 

So that's why we blog about it, and update our facebook statuses to brag about the things we achieved through the day. Not to act like we're some super mom or doing a better job than anyone else, but because at least the 'likes' that people click are still there the next frigging day! Sometimes it's the little small rewards that just give you enough motivation to keep going through the motions. 

So, here's a shelf thingy I got made in between the mundane other tasks. Plans come from the awesome Ana White - here

sad, bare naked wall

first one built, unstained
stained and hung
This was a home made wood stain, thank you pinterest


Second one built and Ally decorated it before I got to

Both of them built and hung (thankfully I got a pic before they got as cluttered as they now are)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

That awkward moment when...

That awkward moment when you see wild bunnies out your window

and you see an impromptu homeschool lesson opportunity and call all the kids together

to come look out the window

and watch the sweet bunnies foraging

but you are caught off guard when

the lesson suddenly becomes sex ed.