One day you’re a woman with a clean bedroom and the next day…BAM! It looks like you live in an episode of Hoarders.
I try to keep my room clean, I really do. On Sunday nights I give it a really good straightening and put away everything that has accumulated through the week. I’m not really sure why Legos and other people’s belts end up at the foot of my bed, but I just take it as part of life and clean it all up.
Now, I love the part of this story where I wake up on Monday morning to a clean bedroom. I feel like a lady in a mattress commercial that stretches like she’s the happiest person in the world all because she slept on a Posturepedic (FYI: spell check keeps trying to change that word to “pedicurist” which seems like a big spelling leap, but now I want a pedicure because I am easily influenced. Don’t say the names of any food or I instantly want it. Except olives or cucumbers which I do not like. #random)
Like any good tale there’s a plot twist. This time it’s in the form of me deciding I need an office and we have to clean out three rooms to make it happen. And where does all of the junk and furniture that no one needs anymore end up? Yep. You guessed it.
We cleaned and moved and worked so hard and by Thursday I had a situation on my hands. Sure, I have a lovely new office but I also have an uninhabitable bedroom. I won’t be stretching my arms like the lady in the commercial. Because if I did I would hit the enormous pile of clothes that is next to me on the bed. And forget going to the bathroom in the night without turning on the lights. Toe….meet the bookshelf that wasn’t there yesterday.
Speaking of piles of clothing, WHY are there so many clothes in the boys’ drawers that don’t fit them?! We have very limited space. Four boys have their clothes all in one room which is also where we keep all of their toys and two of them sleep. Oh, and all of their books. Every inch is sacred. So when I opened THREE drawers to find them stuffed with clothes that NO ONE wears I kind of lost my mind. It’s like I could actually feel a little screw going loose in my brain, hairs turning gray and wrinkles creeping along my face.
It was just last weekend that I announced we might need to find a place to put another dresser in there because the drawers were all so full and I had already had them clean it all out. In their defense, none of them had any idea who was supposed to be using those three drawers so they never opened them, thinking they belonged to a brother.
We had a drawer intervention.
And now I have a mountain of boy’s clothes on my bed waiting for me to go through. I also have three pieces of furniture that I have to squeeze into the storage building, which is another touchy subject. Let’s just agree to not talk about it, mkay?
So guess what the theme for today is! It’s “Clean Mommy’s Room Day”! It starts with getting all of this junk out of my room and ends with happy Mommy buying frozen yogurt for everyone.
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