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Illusions Of Perfection

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Yesterday I woke up to a perfectly clean and tidy house. This is not something that happens a whole lot for us, so it was exciting. I’d gone to bed with a perfectly clean and tidy house two whole days in a row. Having a film crew in your house will do that to you.

Yesterday I woke up at 6am. I had some time to myself and then got stuck into the breakfast routine – making sure to have done the dishes, wiped down the bench, put on a load of washing and made the beds. Actually I think hubs made our bed…but that’s beside the point. Just before walking out the door I thought smugly to myself “This isn’t so hard! This must be how all the super organised Mum’s do it… I can do so this!” I even took a moment to pop on some fabulous, celebratory pink lippy!

Then I jumped in the car and half way to Bear’s first bi-lingual Mandarin class realised that I’d been so on top of the house I’d gotten us out the door to late for class.

{insert glorious bubble popping moment}

It seems that even my illusion of perfection was short lived.

Explaining to Bliss that we were in fact, no longer going to Mandarin class, we…ahem…re-diverted to a local cafe where I spent the time reading a book to Bliss, while pushing cars with Bear and trying to eat a rather delicious breakfast.

I’ll take my imperfect any day.

But next week? We’ll try to get to class.

Are you a perfect mother or, like me, something of a domestic disaster?


Thoughts on “Illusions Of Perfection

  1. Is there such a thing as a perfect mother? I have pretty great mornings at times, but they are sadly often followed by disastrous afternoons. I’m not sure I’ve ever woken up to a perfectly clean and tidy house either! That must have been quite a treat!
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  2. And I reckon he’ll learn much more valuable skills at the coffee shop than the lesson!…..perfectly imperfect :)

  3. I am a domestic disaster. Really.

    But, I think that’s because Nathan does SO much around the house that I get used to it. If all I have to do is garden until the kitchen is clean, then why clean it myself?

    Which is pretty terrible, but you know. I can’t fathom how people don’t go insane, chasing their children around cleaning up after them. I prefer to tidy once – usually just before bedtime.
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    • haha!! I too am very blessed in the husband stakes and thankfully, we each have different tasks we excel at…and are terrible at. Mine is washing (I rock!) and paperwork (I suck, paper is everywhere in this house and it is all. my. fault). The hubs is cooking (he rocks!) and sock (I cannot tell you the number of strange places I have found his socks. Once they were in the driveway under the car!). xx

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