I could just post the above picture and let you all get the impression that my house is always clean(ish) and my children are always waiting cheerfully for our new morning symposium to begin promptly at 8 am.
Or I could post pictures of the mess that I waded through in the week leading up to the above picture.
This next one is only a half-true picture. The mess got much worse before it got better. And you can’t see the entire area rug covered in stacks and stacks of books.
But if I want to make you feel really good about yourself, I could post the next picture, which is much more accurate.
Yes, that should do it.