Friday, June 25, 2004


PreviewWe leave for California for vacation next weekend and my husband threatened the kids that if they didn't pick up their rooms they would not go.  The girls met me at the front door after work yesterday and dragged me up to inspect their room.  I was flabbergasted!  The floor was almost completely clear, the beds were made, the stuffed animals were all in their critter hammock there in the corner.  I was very impressed and told the girls just what a great job I thought they had done.

"And tomorrow we'll clean out UNDER the bed."  I added for Rocky.  Her face turned red.

"But mom, thats no fair, theres tons of junk under there!"  Let me tell you it was hard not to laugh at that point.

"Yes dear, and if you had put things away instead of shoving them under your bed and in the closet you'd be done."

I don't know how she did it but she got everything from the floor to fit under her bed without raising the mattress at all!  And what didn't fit went into the closet.  Now me, I would have hung the blankets down over the side of the bed all the way to the floor so nobody could see under the bed, and I would also have closed the closet.  She has a lot to learn, but she is young yet.


donah42 said...

Well, as she is learning from "the master", I expect she will correct these faults quickly:)

vwkwan said...

Hahaha....what a great and smart mom you are : )


ryanagi said...

Ha! Difference between childhood and adulthood...more places to stash your crap! My basement, attic, guest room, walk-in closet, linen closet...all full. LOL -B

hestiahomeschool said...

Ah, yes, the old-stash-and dash, as Flylady calls it.  I have resorted at times to putting toys in garbage bags, tying them shut, and hiding them in various locations around the house to get the place looking decent.

gatorspictures said...

<sigh> give her time.... hehehe c

ann7inflorida said...

LOL! I still shove everything under my bed. : ) Your daughter is a cutie!!!

sprite1229 said... is now..4:30 in the mornin' and im STILL reading..i think im gonna get up to bed finally and try n get some shut eye..i'll be reading the rest tomorrow putting this in my favorites.