Yes, I am glued to HGTV. I thoroughly enjoy turning pages of those shiny magazines that show pristine homes, lovely set-ups, clean closets, organized toys and the likes. I try a simple DIY, we clean together, V puts her toys away. Things around the house are 'neat'.
But I know my home is more than what it looks like.
To me, my home is
..when friends can drop in anytime and ignore the unfolded laundry or better yet, help me fold it.
..when we can have a gathering of friends within an hour of the first email reading: "Too bored, lets meet up tonight"
..when friends can navigate my kitchen and know exactly what’s where.
..when V does not have to worry about her toy being in the right shelf.
..when V can have her play friends over and they can enjoy smacking lips on brownies without worrying about the crumbs.
..when V and her friends help in 'cleaning up' the toys that were strewn in every room of the house.
..when music can be played loudly and SD and V can dance around without worrying about bumping into something fragile.
..when the kitchen can be under stocked, meals are not four course but conversations, laughter, smiles are plenty. That’s the best party ever!
To me my home is all of the above and it’s perfect.