Tuesday, January 10, 2012

No Better Than The Rest

My family on Instagram(kvaisey): You're lucky day!?
A repeat overload for the 2 whole people who follow me on instagram...

It's the best I can do really for pictures to provide you with because I haven't picked up my real camera since Christmas morning. I have picked up loads of toys, food off the ground, many articles of clothing, even a crying baby off of the kitchen floor that was kicking and flailing on his back. Why just yesterday I picked Simon up after the poor thing fell out of the car and face-planted on my friend's driveway. I've even picked up the phone and called some people, like Rebekah for example when we talked for something like 3 or 4 hours the other day. But the camera phone and those filtered square boxes are just too easy. Picture, caption, done. It gives me an opportunity to work on my one liners. This year will most likely be filled with the easy way out. I can do hard things, but I prefer not to. Such a great lesson for the kiddies, no?


The past two weeks have been filled with preschool applications(it's seriously like college), midwife appointments, school volunteering, preschool co op helping, and planning for Simon's 4th birthday party on Saturday. It will be Star Wars themed and there will be other four year olds. You say, "Kelly, why do it to yourself?" I say, I'm not, I bought everything this year and will make nothing short of boxed cupcakes and maybe some lightsabers that take under 5 minutes to produce. I'm just trying to be consistent with this year's family theme: If you can buy it so it's easier, buy it. If you can hire someone so it's easier, hire them. If t.v. helps, watch it.
I like to think it's the more realistic approach instead of underachievement. I would be totally flattered if you followed suit. 
Keep them alive and happy and don't yell and be discouraged, take the pressures off everyday life and buy, hire and watch instead:)
Stay tuned for more inspiration coming your way! (are you appalled or laughing) And try your best to ignore the glaring downslope my parenting ideals have taken since 2006.

14 comments:

Rebekah V. said...

So happy you've joined me. I was getting lonely out here in the graveyard of ideals. Lonely but totally relaxed and content so...a pretty good tradeoff. I love this post for so many reasons and one of them is the picture of our family canoeing. Except it isn't really us, it is the lego version of us. Clearly you are still a pretty high achiever if you can produce that. Seriously, I think this post brings up one of the main challenges of Motherhood which is finding the right pace for the right time you are in. Loved it. It was, in fact, a gift.

Rebekah V. said...

ps. this, in my opinion, is one of your best posts ever because you made this great connection between easy photos and easier living and because you talked about all of the things you picked up instead of your camera and because it is honest. And also because you mentioned me by name :) and I like that we are close and that I get to be mentioned by name!

k1 said...

Sign me up for a year full of ease and realism. I'm right there with ya. I'm glad we are going through this insanity together!

Andi said...

love this, and love you on instagram!
...it killed my slr camera too, slippery slope.
p.s. your blog is my favorite.

Sean and Jeannette said...

Carry on, kayvay. I like your ideas very much so.

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Sherry Gammon YA Author said...

Cute baby bump!! Great post! Fun! I need to stop using the!!!!!!!!!!! key!!

April said...

I'm with Rebekah (because she's smart, not just because I love her haircut), ideals are nice but reality must be dealt with. You seem to be dealing swimmingly.

robin said...

Basically instagram is a gateway drug to total mediocrity. I get it.

Love this post and everything about it.

communikate. said...

I support your easy way out on all of these things. And again with your outfits.. Awesome I tell you! Awesome!!

kate said...

ANTHRO!

Amanda said...

I strive for mediocrity. Nothing wrong with that.

Sarah, Steve, and Dalia said...

Totally hired someone even though I stay home. Best thing ever. tv, not yet. I'm sure soon enough. All they need is love, right??

kelly said...

robin- hahhahaha

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