The Real Hunt for Home (Guest Post Shared on Kindred Mom)

We are in the market for a house. It sounds fun, but it’s not. Three simple requirements: livable, within the budget, and in a safe neighborhood. You’d think I was asking for the moon.

With these three standards in mind, we pile into the van for another evening of house hunting…

Shortly down the road and feeling sympathetic toward the already impatient passengers, I pass the older kids a piece of gum. (An ingenious idea that worked really well until someone got a little zealous in their bubble blowing ability and blew their gum onto the floor.)

A banana for the baby was probably not the best idea, and the GPS says we are lost…

I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I just asked my child to please growl quieter or that my husband just winked at me when I turned back around from wiping banana off of the carseat, but this is so laughable.

We are so far removed from put-togetherness, you’d think we were the Clampetts pulling into the driveway of yet another empty house…

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  1. It’s nice that you were able to smile about this! I honestly struggle with that. In the midst of the crazy I am so prone to stress and be frustrated… this was a great reminder that contentment brings more joy!

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