Why I Can’t Get Ahead of the Mess
As I walk thru the disaster zone that is the living space of my house – credit due to my children and their love for things but aversion to picking up – I consider cleaning. How would I even BEGIN to gather up all the random things that I see strewn before me?
Step 1: Find an empty laundry basket.
This basket will give me a place to put the things I walk past, so I can then easily deliver them to their homes. (If they have homes.) That one sock, half an easter egg, the girlie clipboard, the tiny purse, a hair extension… and that is just the tip of the iceberg in this small entryway. Hmmm, an empty laundry basket….
Step 2: Empty this laundry basket.
Geez, I hate putting laundry away. Ok, this will all have to be folded and sorted first. Can I get my children to help? That would be nice and also of benefit to them in the long run. However, I have to decide if I have time for the arguments that would inevitably be a part of that process.
Step 3: Dump laundry on bed.
Step 4: Proceed with newly emptied basket into first room to begin process.
3 minutes of picking up and the basket is full.
Hmmmm, I’m going to need some more baskets……
Step 5: Return to Step 1
Step 6: Reconsider how committed you really are to this task.
Step 7: Abandon process and pour yourself a drink. Sit back and evaluate paying children to clean up after themselves.
🙂 Hope you are having a joyful week! Find a reason to laugh today!