Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thankful Tuesdays: Work in progress

Blogs are usually happy places.  At least most of the time.  You share activities with your kids, and trips with family.  Tips are shared, and pretty photos are uploaded, and there's loads of inspiration to gather.  However, what you see online is just a slice of true life, and many a times the negative bits are left out.  Most days, we do want to write about the positive, and leave the whining aside... so you see the fun home lessons, the yummy food and the beautiful homes.  You don't really get to hear about the days where Junior J doesn't want to try the activities planned for him, or how he sometimes doesn't eat the food painstakingly cooked for the family.  Or how sometimes our art activities don't turn out as planned, and how terribly messy the house is.

I get questions like "how do you do it, managing without help?", so I thought I'd just share.  There are days where we get nothing done, except eat our meals and just sit about and read a book or two.  There are times where I can't get out of bed in the mornings and baby J has to bite me before I really wake up.    And while you've seen those bentos that turned out ok, you've not seen my recent attempts at making sushi.  The rice was too hot and the seaweed tore, I was in a hurry and didn't roll it tight enough and everything fell apart.  The hubby can tell you about my many failed culinary attempts in the kitchen too!  

So well, how do we manage?  We just take it a day at a time, and do the best that we can.  And remember that we are just works in progress, and not perfect yet.  And perhaps its best that we can't do it and have it all, lest we forget to be thankful to the One who provides and gives us strength?

Mum in the Making


  1. thanks for sharing. as bloggers we record the better moments for posterity, which is not wrong in itself. guess it's for us and others, as blog readers, to be mindful that these are just a few facets of life, and not lives in their entirety. And thus to read with discerning filters, and not to measure our lives against others' blogs. think there was a discussion on this as SMB as well eh?

    some blogs are starkly honest in depicting daily life, but usually the downs are too private to be released at will to the www, since others are involved too. blogs that are too sugar-coated seem too detached from reality but ultimately it's up to the blogger to determine the tone of his/her blog I guess! :)

  2. Littlebluebottle: There was? I think I may have missed it! But yes, I agree, its up to the blogger to determine what is blogged or not!



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