they were here / 1

November 5, 2015

I don’t have a lot of time these days to work on the house like I want to, but I do like to keep things neat and tidy. For me it is very true that outer order contributes to inner calm.

However, that’s often hard to do when kids are living a full life in the space. We keep their “stuff” to a minimum and I do a daily pick-up of the house which helps, but as long as they are there I will find evidence of them. And actually, I love that. So this photo series is to celebrate the little things around the home that remind me: my kids were here.

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Current library book on my bedside table. Meredith likes to “read” it to me and I love her interpretation of the pages.

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We’ve been coloring a lot lately.

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My sink, with an Olaf cup. She brushes her teeth in the bathroom with me and I also never know when she will ask for water before bed.

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I should really move this out of the way since I walk right by it all the time, but it reminds me how the kids were playing “firefighter” all last week leading up to Halloween. (See our costumes here, btw!)

Posted in: personal, around here, motherhood


Comments on they were here / 1

  1. 1

    From San:

    I love this. Evidence that they are there! :)

    BTW, I’ve used and love that orange cleanser!

  2. 2

    From Nora:

    I left some things up that the girls hung in odd places, or put where I wouldn’t normally want it, but I like the reminder that they were with us. I also laugh every time I find a bobby pin or hair tie shoved in between the couch/chair cushions even though YES I have cleaned them since they left. Kid interpretation of stories/books is my favorite.

    How do you keep the crayons IN the box? My girls always dump them out and then they never fit back in the box. I have a tupperware full of crayons as a result :)

  3. 3

    From natalie:

    Love this! What a good way to be thankful for their presence instead of annoyed by their mess :)

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    From Sarah:

    I love this! :)

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    From rachieannie:

    We have “How Do Dinosaurs Go To School”. Fun!

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