Friday, January 26, 2007
For all those that have put my on a very high pedestal (clear throat: ELIZABETH! hehehe) I am here to brutally expose myself as the procrastinating, not-all-together lady that I really am. And there is no better time than the present, since I took part in an anti-procrastination challenge!
As you can see- instead of dirty clothes HAMPERS, we have a dirty clothes CLOSET which, for the past few weeks, has been SO cushy and soft it was near impossible to get hurt in there. Of course, it was also nearly impossible to get to the clean clothes....but we won't go there.
Today I have worked tirelessly to lesson the great fabric mountain. I am not there yet, but I am well on my way.
So-you see, yes. I DO have fun with my children and I DO take lots of pictures making it appear that all is well with the Newman house, but the Closet of No Return is never pictured for a reason.
Here IS a soapbox I am willing to get up on: Please be careful not to set bloggers up on a pedestal. It is far too easy to do and I see it ALL the time...that said to myself as well.
After all, it is VERY easy to sugar coat things to appear the all-wonderful person that you want to be. But we all have shortcomings and we all have weaknesses. Remember: the blog world is only one-sided and there are two sides to every story. It is the job of the Blogger to represent themselves as honestly and humbly as they can (and NOT take advantage of the obvious ability to appear better than one really is...) and it is the job of the READER to remember that no one likes their shortcomings advertised and so you only get the one side of the picture.
Now-to step down, must get back to that laundry. AND the vacuuming. AND the bathroom cleaning...