Wednesday~October 21, 2009


For me, it looks just like this...

Just one thrilling load of laundry and bag of garbage at a time!

Or not.


For me,
it looks like this,

"GOOD JOB, HONEY!" (high-pitched and syrupy sweet)
Or not.
(he may look terrified, but he's just really really excited)

Maybe it looks more like this...

In love

However it looks,
losing my cool or not,
looking my best or never,
feeling down or up,
messy house,
the good, the bad, the ugly,
the beautiful, the mundane, the milestones,
the grind, and all the clashing emotions...


This post is a part of Wordful Wednesdays at Seven Clown Circus.
You will find more wordful posts on motherhood by clicking the button below.

If you're a mom, and you sometimes feel like
you just don't measure up,
you can read a letter I wrote to you
by clicking here.

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Dave said...

amazing and wonderful and i get to be the FIRST to tell you that !!!!!

love the pictures!!!

togetherforgood said...

It might not always be beautiful, but at least you have that SWEET apron! Seriously!! :)

Great post. :)

Kimberly said...

Love, love, love. It's such a hodge-podge, isn't it? Yet so, so good.

Corinne said...

I can't stop giggling over that first picture!
Great post :)

C @ Kid Things said...

You look homicidal in that first picture.

Heather of the EO said...

That homicidal thing totally cracked me up.

It is pretty dangerous for everyone around me...having me twirl and kick my leg up behind me like that (all while holding things) Just think what could happen. I mean, just today I tried to carry Asher, two big bags and a cup of popcorn. Then I remembered that I'm hobbling due to a broken toe so I started dropping everything (including my child, whose head hit the wall)
Yeah, I'm a total rock star.

Becca said...

Yes. Exactly. Amen. You're talking to me. (And I want your apron. And probably your sweater.)

Marketing Mama said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sweet. :)

mommablogsalot said...

LOVE this post - oh so true!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Totally sweet! (I love your kitchen. Could you just put it in a box and send it my way? T'ank you!")

Lindsey said...

Great post. Every day full of details & glimpses at the big picture, no?


Growin' with it! said...

june cleaver had NUTHIN' on you! cute post heather.

This Heavenly Life said...

LOVE this :)

Deb said...

i KNOW for a fact that you have more laundry than that.

cute pics and dead on description of the crazy thing that keeps us up at night (and up early in the morning)... motherhood.

L.T. Elliot said...

Beautiful pictures. Perfect words. Love this place. =]

Kori said...

That last word? Along with the pictures? Sums it all up perfectly for me.

~Mendie~ said...

warm and fuzzy...love it

Scary Mommy said...

What a perfect motherhood post. I loved this. :)

Gabrielle said...

So true, so true! Love it! Howdy from SITS!

5thsister said...

This post just brightened my day. Brilliant!

Jen said...

this was wonderful and one of the best posts on Motherhood I have seen.

Midwest Mommy said...

I'm so calling profile pic on that first picture, lol

angie said...

Absolutely LOVED this. FantastiC!

Jo@Mylestones said...

Oh that first picture made my day. I juuuust love it! Your non-poems are the BEST!

Lolli said...

Yes, motherhood looks a lot like that at my house, too. Although, I don't know if I've ever looked quite so happy while doing laundry. I love that picture, by the way!!

april said...

Love this.

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

You got it right on, Heather. And funny that you linked to that post (which I have read and I think you wrote just for me) on the same day I wrote my not living up post. When you stopped over this monring and I was still in my PJ's at 10:30 and toys covered the living room floor, the TV was on and Weston was eating cocoa puffs on the living room rug...I thought..she's never going to speak to me again....and then 10 minutes later you called...it it wasn't to tell me you thought I was crazy.

Thank you.
P.S. I will get that book back to you. I read some of it...but it does make me feel a little guilty..I just don't think I'm ready for it...yet.

mama-face said...

I LOVE that first picture!!! so much!!! I don't even really know why; it just speaks to me.

Lovely post.

Cynthia said...

That pretty much sums it up! You look adorable in the June Clever apron! I will confess it took me a minute to realize the white 'fluff' was a garbage bag. I thought on first glance your were flashing some petticoat or something at your hubs indicating another part of Motherhood altogether- that of wife and the accompanying priveledges! LOL!

H-Mama said...

you are adorable. ;)

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Well said! Motherhood...it isn't perfect but it is good.

charrette said...

That was hilarious! And wonderful. And true.

I need that apron. I'm pretty sure I could conquer the world (and maybe twirl and kick my leg behind me) if I had that apron.

You are adorable. And your honesty and grace with respect to your imperfections somehow makes you, well...perfect.

Kazzy said...

You are soooo Donna Reed and June Cleaver! Motherhood really is messy and pretty awesome all at once!

5thsister said...

And we have a winner! Email me your address so I can send you my spice! polly@5thsister.com

Thanks Heather!

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

Oh my God I love the pictures!!! So funny. Especially the one with trash and laundry. That is me to a T.

I love the words you used to describe motherhood.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

It's all so perfect.


Tooj said...

OMG, I was JUST doing the laundry trash dance LAST NIGHT!!!!!!!! Of course, I had my high heels on too. Did you?

Motherhood to me sometimes feels like this:

should i
could i
will i
would i
i don't know

Sabrina said...

You are adorable! Can't wait to see you tonight!

Charisse and Holly said...

Ok...seriously...you need to be our friend. We LOVE what you write, I get excited to see a new post. Well, well done! Come over...Come on by for a visit. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

blueviolet said...

You're the poster child for Motherhood!

CC said...

wonderful. just wonderful.

casual friday every day said...

Motherhood looks good on ya!


Blessed said...

Motherhood is really awesome, exhausting but awesome...

Oh, and if you get tired of that sweater just let me know :)

Love the pictures, love the words, love your blog!

Ms Perfect said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours! Great pix showing what motherhood looks like in your home. :o)

Lisa said...

Sweet, sweet...and so is that story that you and Miles wrote. I think I just might try that with MY four yr old.

Jen said...

Best motherhood post EVER!!! Great photos and you nailed the emotions and elements of motherhood PERFECTLY!!

Elaine A. said...

Yep, that about sums it up in a perfect, awesome Heather of the EO nutshell. LOOOOOOVE it. : )

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