Saturday, April 9, 2011

On Home

I look around me and what I see is almost depressing. A sofa with its upholstery spilling out; a victim of the trampoline practice of my kids. Walls covered with scribbles of every color, form and size. Paintings lovingly collected over the years groaning under an inch of dust. Piles of books and puzzles on every available surface threatening to fall over any moment. School-bags and laptop-cases strewn all over, every chair booby trapped with Alien monsters.

I should be depressed, but I am not. This is Home, and it is those who I love that have made it so.

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drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

Last year, it was H for Hitler.

25 comments:

Siv Maria said...

So true, and much better than saw dust:)

Anne K. Albert said...

Again, a lovely post. Thank you for sharing your heart...and home!

The Words Crafter said...

My mom's bed was our trampoline. We fell and hit the coffee table too much in the living room, lol!

Your home is LIVED IN, and that's how it should be.

BTW, my cabinets are booby-trapped, heehee!

dipali said...

A Lovely lived in place called home:)

muso-blog-hog said...

Hey Rayna ~~ my first visit to your blog ~ I'm so glad to meet you !
I noticed that you use the drabble form for your posts . Well , I love drabble writing and I'm part of a small drabble group . The hostess posts a prompt every Monday and we all hop around to check out our fellow-drabblers and their contributions . It's loads of fun ! I actually call myself a "drabble junkie" LOL !! I HAVE to have my weekly fix !
Anyone who is interested can check it out at : www.thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com

~MICHELLE~
http://writer-in-transit.co.za/category/other/rambles-rants-and-raves/

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thank you for seeing the beauty in the every day home . . . the kind that most of us live in, when we aren't expecting company.

GigglesandGuns said...

I knew you'd recognize the love.

Better is Possible said...

Where is home? It's with my family! With the people I love. So, I guess I have many homes...many places of rest!
Now that my children are on their own, my primary home can feel rather empty, too clean, sometimes even eerily lonely. Keep on loving your home!!!

Ella said...

Home is our haven; I love that you can see beyond. Some can't...I can and always have. Happy you enjoy your family! @>----

Marjorie said...

I understand completely!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Those are signs of love!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rayna, immaculate homes possess no personality!

Kelly M. Olsen said...

What a lovely, vivid picture of a lived-in, active household. Be proud! I love the name of your blog...I'm now a follower.

sue said...

You almost described our home before my children left. I've never learnt to be neat and struggle to conform to that vision of what I 'should' be. But I've finally learnt NOT to apologise for dust and messiness, our loving welcome is enough for those who care.Sue@JumpingAground (alliteration & drabbles)
Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)

Jan Morrison said...

Whoa! Yep. That's a home! Well it would be familiar to me at any rate. Only maybe we have more dog hair. We have tonnes of dog hair this time of year...
Both you and Patricia Stotley wrote about home...how much fun this a to zedder thingy is!
Jan Morrison

kmckendry said...

I agree! My home wouldn't be much fun if it was clean but empty of kids.

Chuck said...

Very well said Rayna. If you do not have home you have nothing to ground you.

Mason Canyon said...

That is most definitely home. A home filled with love and caring.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Diane Marie Shaw said...

This is how a home should be, a place where children are welcome. There must be much joy in your home.

mommaclark said...

Sounds like life after having kids... we have three boys ourselves

slommler said...

Yes! This is home...loved and put to good use!!
Love this drabble!
Hugs
SueAnn

StandardSpicyWhatnot said...

I love it! My house is similar and I can enjoy it at the moment because 2/3 children are asleep.

Al said...

A beautifully health attitude to chaos :-)

Stephanie V said...

So true. I like to see a house with evidence of love for something other than total order. I feel much more welcome in the chaos of love.

Arlee Bird said...

Home is where the mess is!

Have you ever seen those plaques that say, "God Bless This Mess"?

I've always felt that a home is meant to be lived in and not a perfectly orderly museum-like environment. Kids might become pretty neurotic if they were held to those high of standards.


Lee
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