Thursday, October 16, 2008

Getting Organized

Where does the time go? Last I checked, it was Sunday and now, all of a sudden, it's almost Friday. We've had a busy week with lots of play time with friends. The dog, however, has been neglected and is behaving accordingly. 

I am in the mood to get organized. This is not such an easy task since we a) have lots of stuff b) don't have a basement and c) tend to pile things everywhere. We have sold a lot that was just taking up space, but what remains is usable and unfortunately still takes up space. 

Life would be much more organized if my children didn't have to keep everything. There is currently a dead fly, a very special dead fly, in a jar on my kitchen counter top. Another counter top is holding three plastic baggies full of melted ice cubes. 

Then there's the art work. Piles of post-it notes, half-colored pieces of paper, paper and tape get the picture. I've sent some of the art work to Grandma's house, but perhaps I should send more. 

Nothing says "I love you" more than a mound of clear tape on a white piece of paper.


Mama Podkayne said...


I have kept every single piece of art since Lily was able to scribble/dribble. I have a show box for the current pile that lives on top of the fridge and a bin with 3 hole punched work in binders. Big binders. When she's a grown up she can deal with the issue. Ha.

No seriously, I keep everything. It documents her progression AND gets me in practice for portfolio keeping which is the type of record and reporting I intend to do.

We have the same issue with special bugs. Oh my. We have a shelf outside for them and she gets to re-use the jars.

Andrea said...

I would've shared earlier had I not come up with it only yesterday! We made all of those yesterday as review.