Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Laundry Room

Sometimes at night, after my husband has gone to bed, I stay up with Addalee.  It's easier for me to stay up for a while with her since she is eating so often.  I'm a good sleeper, not a good waker-upper.  In the quiet of the evening, I like to look around on the internet.  I love crafts and things hand made.  I love seeing how other people decorate their houses and getting a little glimpse into how they live.

The thing is that you get a glimpse of the picture perfect life.  People don't really take pictures of life's ugly moments.  You don't jump in front of the camera when you're wearing your glasses, retainer, and acne medicine.  You don't take a picture of your living room decor if the dog destroyed one of his toys in the floor and there's (thankfully) clean laundry waiting to be folded on the couch.  I feel like I'm ALWAYS living with my glasses and retainer and the laundry, and never the showroom/shiny happy life.  It really struck me when I ran across a blog post about a laundry room redo.  Laundry room.  (I sound like I'm really stuck on laundry, but I'm not...I swear)  I mean, we don't really have a proper laundry room, and I feel confident that if we did, it would not have decorations.  It would be completely utilitarian.  I wonder if people really live that way.  Do they really have decorated laundry rooms?  The answer is yes.  Just like some people get pregnant and have healthy babies, with no roadblocks or tragedies.  But the truth of the matter is that even people with perfect laundry rooms have junk drawers.  Even people with perfect families have troubles occasionally.

I ran across this picture a few weeks ago on a wonderful blog - Joys Hope and saved it.  I thought I'd share it because I felt like someone out there might need to be reminded...I know I did.  Even people with perfect laundry rooms still have dirty laundry! :)


  1. Amen to that! And I'm with you about laundry room decor. Although it sounds like you and I enjoy similar crafty/cutesy blogs/sites. :)

  2. Do you Pinterest? I love reading home design blogs when I'm bored!

    And, amen. I wish people didn't pretend they had it all together, lol. Because i know I don't!!!