I've tried to pare down my blog reading in the past few months. I try to only read blogs that inspire me, encourage me, etc. Hayley's blog is one of those. Her October series became the catalyst for an ebook that will literally change your closet, ladies. (I know it has mine!)
Her post today was refreshing and honest; my favorite combination both in people and in the blogosphere. It inspired me to share some things that I don't do, as a mom, a wife, a keeper of the home, etc.
*present my kids with vegetables at every meal. Sometimes I push it, and try and make them eat something green or orange or red, but mostly...I don't.
*sweep my kitchen floor every day. Once A starts finding crumbs and things under the table which are literally unrecognizable, I'll finally whip out the broom.
*have a grocery budget, or really a budget of any kind. I pay our bills, I buy our food, I pray we last until the next pay period.
*say no to my kids having snacks throughout the day. Unless it's like 10 minutes before a meal, if they want something, I usually let them eat.
*clean up the crumbs after the boys have eaten on the couch. I wipe them into the floor and vacuum it at a later day (usually much later, when I know I have company coming). Alternatively, I pick up crumbs and throw them into the fireplace, instead of the trash can.
*ever seem to plan for lunches when I'm meal planning. My husband and I eat so many "breakfast burritos" for lunch because I just never plan ahead and am always stumped. If we don't have leftovers (and we very rarely do), we're just lost.
*say "no" to dessert, ever. For myself, anyway.
*buy organic anything. Not even the "dirty dozen."
So there's a bit of a honesty from one domestic goddess to another. (Not that anyone thought I had it all together, anyway...)