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I have a strange feeling of pride at the end of the day when I have a sink full of dishes. It means I’ve spent my day trying to keep this little guy full and happy. It means most of the day was spent on the floor, reading books, playing outside, and there was just not one minute to mess with dishes. Most likely, a full sink means I actually got around to making dinner, that I planned something out and followed through with a meal. It probably was not great, I’ll tell ya that. But it was made nonetheless. It means I am probably exhausted and do not want to, for one minute, think about doing these dishes. But the pride is there… The feeling of accomplishment is there, so tomorrow, I hope for another pile of dishes in my sink.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Ashley Woodbeck

    Wonderful post! I tend to have feelings of anxiety about a pile of dishes, but that is because I’m a little OCD about cleanliness and don’t like messes. But your examples help to put things in perspective for me. Thank you! P.S. I love your outfit!

    July 22, 2015 at 9:11 am
  • Reply Sarah M

    Love this. Very true! Instead of feeling ashamed about the messes we should feel proud we played with our children. That’s a better priority. Well said!

    July 22, 2015 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Linda Lorick

    Hey Lauren: I love your blog and want to share it with my daughter, Cynthia and my daughter in law Stephanie Lorick. I am not as computer savvy as you young folks but we taught you to use a spoon ans write your name, eh? Will you tell me how to email it or send it to Lindalorick@sc.rr.com?? Michael and Stephanie have a baby due on August 30th and we are over the moon!
    Love your site and love you to pieces, too. Love Cheryl even more!

    July 22, 2015 at 10:19 am
  • Reply Cheryl

    What a great way to look at it! The dishes at the end of the day means you’ve been doing a lot of living.

    July 22, 2015 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Lindsay goldfine

    Love this!

    July 22, 2015 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Katie

    Hi! 🙂 Would you mind sharing where are your shoes, shirt and jumper from? 🙂

    August 3, 2015 at 9:44 am
    • Reply mary.l.johnson1@gmail.com

      The shirt and jumper are both from Forever21 and the shoes are from Madewell! I know the shoes are on sale right now! Go grab em! They’re my favorite! 🙂

      August 3, 2015 at 1:22 pm

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