So, I feel like for the past year-and-a-half I've gotten a little behind. I have stacks of paperwork I need to get through, closets are cluttered, and things around the house are just generally a mess. Now I realize that being organized isn't the most important thing, but it would be nice when one of my kids says something like, "Where's the tape?" if I could find it rather than looking through four different drawers before finding it in the dirty clothes basket. Or if I could open up the attic steps without everything crashing down. I've seen lots of things on Pinterest about how to get your house organized in 30 days, and steps to get your spring cleaning done in just 30 minutes a day for three weeks. (Now I know what you're thinking. "Maybe if she'd get off Pinterest she'd have more time to get organized." But in my defense, the only time I get on Pinterest is when I'm rocking Oliver late at night and I glance at it on my phone).
I'm not sure how this organizing is all going to work out, but maybe by summer I'll feel a little more organized (which for me is like a vacation to the beach). I've started making my own plan and am geared up to start the "Great Cleanout of 2013." Maybe I'll post some before-and-after pictures along the way. Of course I'll still keep my priorities straight and not let my OCD tendencies take over. Yesterday I had planned to get up early and start in on my closet, but it was cold and sleeting outside so instead of organizing I snuggled under the covers with Oliver for an extra hour.
And now for your Friday enjoyment, here are a few pics that explain why I'm a little behind. These are pics I've taken over the past few months.
|"It's okay if I unravel this roll of paper towels, right?"|
|"Go ahead and keep fixing dinner, mom. I'll just clean out the fridge for you."|
|"You make the bed while I empty out my diaper basket ...|
|... and then while you pick up my diapers, I'll empty out the bookshelf ...|
|... and while you pick up the books, I'll play in the kitchen drawers."|
|"Wow! That was fun! Even better than the roll of paper towels." (I remember this day clearly. The extra two minutes it afforded me to put on my makeup was totally worth the roll of toilet paper.)|
|"Where is that credit card? I need some new toys."|
|"Mom, you really need to do a better job of keeping your wallet away from me."|
|"Don't worry about fixing oatmeal and blueberries this morning. I'll just get myself some Lucky Charms."|