Sunday, June 12, 2011

If You Visit Our Home...

  • Don't be shocked by the pile of shoes at the front door. Big ones, little ones, flip-flops, Crocs, and "fast runnin' shoes." Good luck finding two that match!
  • There are two big faded-red stains in the middle of the living room carpet, made two days in a row. Cherry limeade on coffee table + curious toddler = stains. Two days in a row.
  • There's probably cat hair on the couch & chairs. Sorry about that. Hope you're not allergic. You are? Oops.
  • If you're lucky, it smells like baking. If you're unlucky, it smells like forgotten-sippy-cup.
  • We have three volume levels: LOUD, Toy Story, and nap time.
  • We give lots of hugs and kisses. I think Wendy has kissed every single person she's ever met. Need to work on that before she's a teenager.
  • You have to keep your eyes open for random Legos, Buzz Lightyears, and crayons. They are everywhere.
  • If you agree to read the kids a book, they will continue to bring you book after book after book, until you are convinced that we never read to them. (You would be wrong.)
  • If there's no laundry on the couch, chances are I moved it right before you came in. If there IS laundry on the couch, and I didn't move it, consider yourself family.
  • You will be surprised to learn that we only have one bathroom, and that is off of the master bedroom. Yes, it's a strange arrangement. It's an old house that is full of character.
Despite the mess, the noise, the chaos and the clutter, we do love our home. We would like to be more hospitable, but it's hard to find the time. Drop by any time, and hopefully our lived-in look won't scare you away!

1 comment:

amber @ classichousewife said...

I'll come visit!

If I were to write one of these for my house it would read something like:

If you come to my house, the first thing you would notice would be the two bags of trash by the back door, one of which is quite smelly.

If you came while the kids were watching tv (the odds are good) there's a good chance that the volume will be on "Blast your ears out" and if we ask them to turn it down it will somehow manage to end up back on "blast your ears out" in about 5 minutes.

Unless you happen to come on a *really* good day, there's a good chance there's going to be a pile of laundry in the rocking chair.

The rest of it doesn't get any better. ;)