A Phoenix Burning

The Honest Family

I really love this.

(Found on Etsy here.)

But I can’t help but think it would be a little self serving and a teeny weeny bit untrue if I posted this on my walls. Sure, it may be the family I would want people to see, but it’s not the family that is.

I had best print my own words….if I’m being honest, they would go something like this:

In this family,
We do messy (and Mom hates it.)
We do loud (and Mom hates that too.)
We do mad, angry, and frustrated.
We do yelling and sibling fights.
We do “Mom loses her nut.”
We do real.
We do laughter, and silly, and giggles, and fart jokes, and poop jokes, and burp jokes.
We do grumpy and happy and lazy and busy.
We do honesty.
We do love (tinged with a little hate now and then.)
We do stomping and door slamming.
We do games and movies.
We do together.
We do prayers.
We do forgiveness…
And it’s a good thing or somebody would be dead by now.

Now THAT’S family…anyone who tells you any differently is selling something. πŸ™‚


10 responses

  1. I love this. So true, honest – so family life.

    June 23, 2012 at 7:13 am

  2. HA! Your words are excellent!!

    You have prompted me to think of my own “words”:

    In this house…
    Dust is rampant
    We are forgetful
    Critters come first
    We eat with our hands
    We laugh often
    We dance and we sing (poorly)
    We converse with the cat
    We sweat, fart and belch
    Laundry piles up, floors get dirty
    We get cranky for no reason
    We are sarcastic
    We give kisses and hugs freely
    We share the good and the bad
    We take things for granted
    We say we’re sorry
    We forgive
    We do happy
    We do love
    We do forever

    June 23, 2012 at 11:27 am

    • Thank you Tracy! πŸ™‚ Love your post! Feels so good to know I was “inspiring.” πŸ™‚

      June 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm

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  4. zandic

    In this house we do life but not always gracefully.

    June 24, 2012 at 7:43 am

    • Very true, Darling, very true. πŸ™‚

      June 25, 2012 at 7:02 pm

  5. In this house we have raised the making of mistakes to a fine art.
    We give do-overs.
    We shed.
    We commit indiscretions.
    Some of them might involve harking up hairballs.
    We mop up and move on.
    We forget everything except suppertime.
    We whine and bark and howl at times both appropriate and in-.
    We laugh and spin-dance and jump on the bed.
    We shed some more.
    We practice our mistake-making.
    We give more do-overs.
    We are real.
    We say things we wish we could take back.
    We beg pardon.
    We will come help you paint your excellent words on your wall if you want.

    Thank you for this wonderful moment.

    Miss Sadie, the Cowboy, Miss Puss . . . and Gerry

    June 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    • Beautiful Gerry! I think we should all paint our walls with our words…. πŸ™‚

      June 25, 2012 at 7:04 pm

  6. Your last line is a classic! And, yes, families are made up all those things but love is always there to pull them all together. That can take time but worth the effort.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:05 am

    • Worth every single bit of effort Scott. Amen! πŸ™‚

      June 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

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