It’s mid January and the sparkle and excitement of Christmas are distant memories. Where the Christmas tree once stood, a grubby looking armchair now sits.
Bright Christmas ornaments and twinkly tinsel have been replaced by a layer of dust and the dining room table no longer holds candles and sweet treats, but is more likely to hole folded washing or table mats waiting for a miracle to happen (to be wiped and put away).
This week the challenge is to share a ‘REAL’ moment in our life. Something we may not be proud of or even really want to share, but something that is what it is…’REAL’.
That really is our clothes horse full of damp washing balanced on the sofa in the hallway.
The island we live on is terribly damp and drying washing in the winter can be a nightmare, so if the washing is almost dry when I go to bed then I bring it in and it gets plonked on the sofa…Often when the weather is bad, there are two clothes horses cluttering up the hallway!
We have considered moving to a bigger house, but we like it here and the landlord is fair (which is not an easy to find quality in a landlord!). We have had family votes on whether to move or not, but after living in this house for over ten years we have become excepted by our neighbours, it’s our home and we are happy here…Our losses may out way our gain and it’s not a risk we are willing to take at the moment.
We do have a tumble dryer, which I do use, just not too often…Do you know how expensive they are to run?…Plus, not all clothes come out of the tumble dryer looking the same as they went in….”Honey you must have put on weight! Why else would that tee shirt no longer fit you?”…
On the plus side, having the washing balanced on the sofa prevents the dog from creeping up and sleeping on it once she thinks we are asleep…She thinks we don’t know what she does, but we aren’t daft. The fur and warm spot are a dead giveaway! It’s just cute thinking she doesn’t know that we know what she does!
So that’s my ‘REAL’. What’s yours?…If you are up for a bit of fun, why not pop over and check out what others Mums are sharing in the Mommy Reality Challenge?
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