You guys. Life is too short. So you have dishes in your sink. Your bed isn’t made. The playroom is a mess, or the living room has crap scattered around. Who cares.
Is that stopping you from inviting friends over?
If it is, get over it. It’s time to throw a messy dinner party!
The last month was intense over here, between multiple days off, the hurricane scare, I had bronchitis, the list goes on. Anyway, everyone being home so much has made the house feel like a mess, but it was Friday afternoon and I missed some friends.
So I texted my girlfriend at like 4 pm, knowing my house was a disaster, and invited her over for an impromptu dinner with her family and mine, for pizza and whatever else we could all throw together.
A messy house shouldn’t stop us from seeing friends, right? And, my real friends shouldn’t judge, right? Right.
So I threw caution to the wind — or rather, let my Type A settle for a second — and extended the invite. Sure, I did a 10 minute quick clean so friends didn’t fall over an Elmo, random crayons or a My Little Pony but I left it at that. Beds weren’t perfectly made (or err, really made at all) and pillows weren’t perfectly positioned on every couch. There was no major dinner party expectations or allure of a homemade meal. We all wore our comfiest clothes, ordered pizza and wings, opened wine and beer, and popped chicken nuggets in the toaster oven for the kids.
So much of what we see out there makes us feel like everything has to be perfect. But that’s not life, and it’s certainly not my reality.
Evenings prepped in advance full of expectations are often the most disappointing. Thenights nights we never expected to have often create the best memories.
And in this case… all with a bit of a mess, and none of the fuss. Highly suggest you try it.