#OTR50 Day 80: Beautiful Mayhem

Day 80! I started this in March and it is now approach June. The school year is over for my college kid and winding down for my high schoolers.

Today @MaggieSmithPoet posted this twitter moment

PS: we also live very very close to a Primary School


Beautiful Mayhem

I tried to take a photo of the dog today

Yet every angle included my messy lived-in house

Five of us sharing a small space

Something always not where it belongs

Love is everywhere . . .

And everywhere is everything

backpacks and laptops
sweaters and blankets
pillows and dog toys

Love is love is love is messy

Family life is a chaotic rhythm of shifting focus and needs

It is a whirlwind of laughter and tears

It is a beautiful mayhem that I carry with me
even when I am all alone and far away from the ones I love


285 Days to go.

#OTR50

One thought on “#OTR50 Day 80: Beautiful Mayhem

  1. My wise mother in law Mollie used to say that “a home should be clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy.”
    Enjoy happy dirt and childrens laughter and dogs wagging

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