5.18.2010

A Typical Afternoon

a typical afternoon

I could be irritated that she kicks off her shoes and leaves them where they land the minute she walks through the door.

But I'm not irritated at all. Her shoes in the middle of the living room means that she's home, that she's comfortable (and barefoot). We all know where to find her shoes when she needs them again.

On a typical afternoon, few things are where they should be, and everything is as it should be.

22 comments:

  1. couldn't agree more, my friend.
    I hope you're all doing great.
    Thinking about you
    oxoxox

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  2. this makes me feel so much better. we have shoes all through out the house. piled up at every door. sometimes even in the bathroom. thank you. I needed this.

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  3. Oh, that's so lovely. My eldest is off to college soon. I'll miss that sight when she's gone. Love your blog x

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  4. i like and appreciate the observation.... and the dots of sunlight through the string holes in the blinds. :)

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  5. Love your perspective. Our golden doodle, Lightning, doesn't allow us to live the same - shoes often become tasty treats :)

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  6. beautiful photo.
    beautiful words.

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  7. we all need such reminders !
    and anyway her shoes match your rug ;)

    ps : i love this little rays of sun

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  8. Ah -- a fellow devotee of the conscious paradigm shift when it comes to kids and clutter.
    Working on it all the time!

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  9. i really like this molly, thank you.

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  10. and with rad shoes like that, who wouldn't want them right in the middle of everything?
    Beautiful photo, Molly

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  11. That's a good way to look at things. I find myself getting irritated at this stuff while also knowing that someday I will wish with all my heart that it was still going on. :)

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  12. I think the people who leave shoes around the house out-number the shoe puter awayers by a good 3 to 1.

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  13. Oh dear. It's that whole "we know where to find them when it's time to go" that gets me... mine leave their shoes all over the place and can only ever find ONE when it's time to go.
    In that moment... well.... sometimes I'm not so good at remembering that it's all part of a lovely, fleeting season of life.
    Thanks for the gentle reminder :-)

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  14. I love your laid back way of looking at it!

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  15. Your lovely words put a fresh perspective on a losing battle at my house. I shall wave the white flag and embrace your thoughts.

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  16. I agree. Love it when they're home. Even if it does mean stepping over shoes, and bookbags, and whatever else they leave.

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  17. I love that...nothing is where it should be and everything is as it should be. I should adopt that motto. But maybe not vis a vis my keys.

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  18. "everything is as it should be." how perfect for you.

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  19. Love the new header, Molly...

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  20. Oh, I love this post.

    I have probably spent hours trying to find a way to tame the shoe parade that invades our home at all hours of the day, but this has given me a fresh perspective which I will at least *try* to maintain. ;)

    Thank you!

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  21. Splendid thought, and She, has a wonderful Mom and home environment in which she will learn how to love.

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