Tuesday, March 23, 2010

June Doesn't Live Here

This is June Cleaver. I'm convinced she had a housekeeper. How else could she look this good every night, have dinner on the table, and where pearls? Look at her hair and make-up.
Nothing is out of place. I'm sure she even ironed her blouse and skirt.

June doesn't live here.
Mrs. Rogers' wife does.

Remember Mr. Rogers?
He changed his shoes every time he came in the door...and slipped into a new cardigan or jacket too. All while singing a song. He had a vivid imagination and could usually be found in the land of make believe. My oldest and youngest live there often....and I do too.

I could be his wife.

Today I wore Birkenstock sandals to walk the dogs and to the train...along with a jacket zipped up.

Then I came home and put on my sneakers and nylon windbreaker and hit the trail for a run.
No time for a long shower. Just long enough to freshen up, and slip into my clogs and Spring jacket in time for a meeting and visit to the dental chair...just for a cleaning. Oh how I adore those sweet girls, but I'd much rather see them in another setting. My blood pressure is through the roof each time I sit in that chair.

Back for lunch with my little girls, and time to not embarrass my 10 year old at her D.A.R.E. graduation. I'm sure I did in my mustard yellow tights and riding boots. I don't ride...
although a man at the library asked me if I had a horse. Excuse me? I topped it off with a mustard yellow cardigan and jean jacket. I'm sure I embarrassed her. Oh, no worries.
I had a little dress on too.

Now it's time to switch gears again and settle into my slippers, yoga pants and hoodie.
Just in time for American Idol and Biggest Loser.

If there are any breaks, you'll find me in the kitchen. Cleaning. I'm not sure if there is a sink or counter in here.

Sorry June, my hair is in a messy pony tail, and my pearls have been long tucked away.


  1. Fun post, its so true these days. My hubby is lucky to have dinner waiting!

  2. LOL..great post! Yes me too..I can't even wear make up because I am afraid when my son kisses me he will get some on him..Also, I cut my hair short because I don't have them time to make it look like JUNE! LOL..fun! ~lulu

  3. Julie, I bet you looked adorable at that DARE graduation! I am impressed by your energy!

  4. Thanks Cathy!
    Glad I'm not the only one not living the June Cleaver life! :)
    I wrote this so quickly during the crazy hour, that I have a major spelling error....should be "wear pearls," not "where pearls." OY.

  5. I'd love to see pix of you in that cute outfit. I have mustard tights too..love them! I bet you were the chic-est mom there!!

  6. I think June Cleaver is overrated. I much prefer staying in my jammies and doing whatever I feel like. Like avoiding housework and laundry. Reading all you did made me tired. Now I need a nap.

  7. I am FAR from June..FAR FROM IT! I have been battling a head cold so I have been in yoga pants and a tank cuddling with a numbered pillow on the couch. I woke up at 2 pm to rewash my face and do something with the mess called my hair.

    You are above and beyond June....she doesn't have a thing on you.