Or, maybe the title should be, "I Live With a Bunch of Slobs". Granted, I can make just as good of a mess as the rest of them, but, jeez, guys!!!!! And the main source?? Laundry! (I know, I know, it doesn't LOOK like a laundy mess in her room, but trust me, everything else was strictly a... mostly... laundry mess. And I'm not even bothering trying to show you the boy's room because #1 - size. #2 - by the time I decided this needed to be documented, you couldn't tell he had a mess to begin with.)
So, my "sick" kids (they both claim to have killer sore throats... we will see how the girl feels after "girl scouts" is mentioned... she has a meeting today. My money is on the fact that she will QUICKLY perk up. The boy won't care - girls are pretty but icky right now.) ... oh yeah, back to my story... So, my sick kids get a sick day today... BUT, the price they had to pay is that they had to venture into their rooms (isn't hers LOVELY?? Fire hazard, maybe?) and bring me ALL clothes that are not put away... God only knows what is clean and what isn't... And I've been beginning to wonder... where have all their clothes gone? Has a group of aliens come and looked around and decided that a six year old girl and an eight year old boy have clothing worth stealing?? I'm really wondering here, because I will do laundry, fold it and pass it off to them to put away and two days later they have "nothing to wear". Or, in the boy's case, what he is wearing is obviously dirty.... You would not BELIEVE the places these pieces of clothes were hiding! The girl kept coming with basket-ful after basket-ful!
Then, I got thinking... my husband occaisionally gives me the same "no clothes" song and dance, so I actually paid attention to the mess we call our room... yikes. Now, the hubby views my exercise bike as a clothes rack... I suppose if I was actually trying to USE said bike on a regular basis, perhaps I would have noticed... oops.
And the bed posts... also not supposed to be used for draping clothes... oops again.
And, my "corner"?? Oh yeah... that is where the CLEAN clothes are stashed. Big GIGANTIC oops. OK. So, my room is pretty scary, too. But seriously, it is the LAST thing on my list of priorities... Company doesn't go in there... I don't cook in there... we don't do school in there... I can get to my bed... ok, moving on.
So, today, I am attacking the pile of laundry. I just want to state right now that, while I have been slacking a *LITTLE*, and I really do only mean a little, our laundry baskets are never EMPTY, but they most certainly don't generally overflow like this... perhaps the slacking has been in keeping an eye on certain little peoples hiding spots for when they "clean" their room... Oh, but it is all changing!!! I'll keep you updated, for sure, but it will more than likely be tomorrow or Wednesday before you get to see the finished, put away, spotless results. Yes, it will probably take that long. I just hope noone tries to come over and visist today... the door is blocked by a load or two of colored clothes.