Wednesday, April 29, 2009
If you have been visiting this blog for any length of time you know my frustration with organization. You know that we will happily go about our life and craft& learn & read & shop at many thrift stores and yard sales & collect & create & put things on the walls & collect some more until BAM!!!! Sara cracks and goes crazy with all of the JUNK!
That is what happened today when I walked into the boys room and found dirty clothes stuffed into drawers and little piles of legos and trash stuffed behind dressers and in the closet.
HUGE goal for this summer- organize the boys (and girl) room and the playroom so that everything has a place to go...then (this is the REALLY hard part and something I have not gotten the hang of in the 7 1/2 years of parenting) we have to BE CONSISTENT with putting things BACK where they go!!
OH DEAR. It is so hard for me because I really want my children to be creative and to arrange their room how they want to, keep some art projects, etc, etc. But it has come to the place where I cannot function in the chaos. I cannot let then keep all of their projects. I cannot let them keep every lego creation set up in their room.
I am hoping that if I get things organized this summer and if I get everyone else to keep things the way they need to be- that by school time in the fall we will be able to maintain and not go insane!!! (that should be our motto- maintain and not go insane)
How about you? Are you able to keep the house organized? Does it take a once a year break down and day where you go crazy and throw everything away? Do you want to come and organize my house??