Let’s get real today. The whole squad has been sick for the past few days. We’ve been isolated ourself from the sun and social, we felt almost like a vampire. hahaha. no make up. no dress up. no touch up. YES! this called HOME; the place where you can come as you are and be you. And I love my home, my family. So, today I’m gonna share about it; MY DAILY HOME.
Forget about of all the beautiful and organised photos both me and my husband normally posted on the blog or instagram, today we’re gonna talk about the real thing. I mean the CHAOS behind it. THESE ARE OUR DAILY HOME.
Above picture was a normal view I would see almost every day in the house. J was playing around with the toilet rolls while I was cooking or not around. Or when J’s not feeling to do the no.2 and prefer to clean the toilet with this toilet roll. This mess was real and not edited (As you can see it’s a bit blurry). But, hey! let’s get real. For those of you who live with toddlers, this thing wouldn’t be a new thing for you. We’re all on the same page. We are in this together. Especially when living in overseas, we couldn’t afford to hire maid or nanny 24/7, and this kind of unexpected mess is hardly to avoid.
This lil man, running around with his painting body. No NO. I didn’t ask him to paint his own body. He chose to paint on his tummy than paint on the paper. Oh seriously!! I was just trying to keep him busy and stimulate his brain with a fun activities. And I ended up cleaning the balcony and himself. Well, I felt a little bit better after seeing the final result of his first painting.
Not only cleaning the house, I gotta deal with cleaning a mountain load of laundries almost every day, cause J can’t keep his tee + pant clean for longer than 3 hours. Spilled milk or juice, spaghetti stains, chocolate stains. They could go anywhere anytime. So be ready with some spare changes.
Cause if not, this will happen. I gotta lend my laces tank to J, because he just had a poo explosion on the weekend, and mummy forgot to bring any spare changes. So, we ended up having a lil lady to carry for a while. Felt so sorry for the supermarket we went into, the dirt leaked to the trolley and floor. Oooppsss…trust me it was ALL just an accident.
On top of that, do not forget that a 2 year old toddler is getting more stubborn than ever. Not often we have to deal with tantrums. Screams and cries. It’s getting cray and cray lately, especially when he’s sick like these days. We run out of my energy and patience. Neither ‘time out’ or ‘silent corner’ are really working for him.
Note to that, he’s also learning to do some fake cries. Trying to trick us. It was bad I know, but to be honest, it was so cute. Ha. I guess, this is why I love being a parent. You can laugh over his bad behaviour. You can smile at his silliness.
I mean…You are able to see the beauty out of the chaos.
“all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” – Romans 8:28
Above verse does NOT say all things are good. Sometimes, bad things come around. But, IT ALL WORK TOGETHER for good. And that’s what I called A BEAUTIFUL CHAOS. “a beauty in disguise” I supposed. Our life’s not filled with ALL the good things, chaos happened. s*** happened. But, yeahhh I’m really thankful for His Spirit that led me to live by faith and not my flesh. My body was crushed. My feelings were unstable. But, I know for sure by the grace of God, I could see the beauty of my chaos daily home. And I would never changed a thing. Instead, thank about all things.
Hope you will able to see some BEAUTIFUL CHAOS of your daily life too. Remember that ALL things (includes the bad ones too) are working together for good. For you, yes yourself, and other surrounds you. Always include yourself in this matter. Cause God is more interested to change you than your situation.