So packing for Lads to Leaders is no small feat.  It seems a bit like moving in fact.  You have to take all manner of clothes, food, toys, easter goods, books, tape, camera equipment, puppets, backdrops, props, strollers, sippy cups, computer, stuffed animals, pack-and-play, blankets.  Do you get the picture?  It's a nightmare.  Basically before we ever leave the house the place is a dump from all the running around and gathering up, and whatnot.  But then when you add the mess of coming home - for.get.it.  Literally when you get home you're so exhausted from the weekend that you take all the aforementioned junk and just dump it in the floor.  To live forever.  (or it least we do that because that's just the kind of people we are)  
    So to give you just a little tast of what it is like around here, I am going to give you a tiny peek into my bedroom.  Please don't judge me for the akward furniture arrangement and mismatched dressers.  They were a phase I was going through and am now over.  thank you.  amen.
    If you are the person that can't turn your eyes from the trainwreck then continue with caution.  If you have a weak stomach at the sight of mayhem and destruction then turn around now.  NOW I TELL YOU!!!!!!!!!
    
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Dear Aaron, I wish I was a good housekeeper, but I am not. You married the wrong girl. I am so sorry.
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It is so horrible that the camera refused to focus. It just couldn't bear the carnage.
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We are talking bowels of the beast here people. The depths of the netherworld. The hadean relm.
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Why is there an old TV just sitting in the middle of my floor? And what in the name of all things hobby lobby is that urn number with feathers sticking out? When did I decide that was ok?!
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Apparently my room got so full that it vomitted into my bathroom.
    This is about to get a little too personal, so if that makes you uncomfortable then you better head back on over to facebook now, but honestly - it is really hard for a girl to want any um.....romantic thoughts in a place that looks like this.  I mean really...  Plus if it gets much worse around here I am going to see no way out and resort to arson as the only way to get rid of the mess.  So that being said, I'm going in.  If no one hears from me by tonight then send in a search party.  Or the MerriMaids.  Whichever can get here first.

Wish me luck,
Cassie
4/26/2011 04:53:57 am

AMEN SISTA!!! I didn't go to L2L, but I did go out of town and my upstairs looks like this! :) I don't have the excuse of L2L..just LAZY! All of our clothes are in their respective bags and I am currently dressing out of mine! Dirty laundry has filled up our bedroom and clean laundry is piled in the laundry room from the spur of the moment packing job to get out of this joint!! I am also saddened to say that I have been applying my deodorant by pulling it out of my bag each day and putting it back in because I am too lazy to walk it 10 steps to the bathroom.......nuff said....peace out....

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Jill H.
4/26/2011 11:40:57 am

I'm just happy to know that someone else has a house that looks like that after they travel....and sometimes just because I am not a good housekeeper either! :-) I do have cleaning fits every now and then, but for the most part I just kind of move the piles around until I get physically sick from looking at it. You are too funny in that you took pictures of the mess!

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Denise
4/28/2011 02:56:42 am

Cassie,
I am so glad your house looks like that. It is the Thursday after Lads and we are still living out of our suitcases. I have unpacked and washed all the dirty laundry, but the suitcases still are full of dress shoes, unused diapers, deodorant and the like. Tonight my goal is to fix it....or get the kids in bed, have some ice cream and watch tv....whichever seams like the best idea at the moment.
Thanks so much for your blog and for making me feel like part of a great club, the regular moms club.
Have a good day!
Denise

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