Saturday, 18 July 2009

Epiphany


Our household cavalry cannot get into the small peeps bedroom for 'important things' placed carefully at the lowest level (chucked all over the floor).
I have threatened but obviously never hit the mark.
Yesterday I was a fearless frog - I took the black bags in.

And here's the epiphany...
One should never lift the rug in your child's bedroom.
Never should one move that enormous soft toy receptacle in the corner.

If a child doesn't have enough pencil crayons to last them and all their friends their entire lives by the time they are ten years old, they have sadly been the victim of a serious house fire or other similar serious calamity.

Those jigsaw puzzles given by loving relatives are all mixed up into a haze that can never be cleared.

Have you lost your daughters hair band?
I have it here...wedged between the bedroom floorboards, along with every bead you've ever bought a child,ever.

Oh and never let your teenager move their own wardrobes while painting their room lime green, purple and silver (I kid you not).

Beads...in the vacuum
Hairbands...in a hairband box (until school starts)
wardrobes..outside in bits (twitch!)

9 comments:

Iota said...

How many edible remainders did you come across? No... on second thoughts, I don't need to know.

Expat mum said...

Ugh! I have three bedrooms in desperate need of a "going through" and I just can't face it. I am determined to drag the kids into their respective rooms and tell me what doesn't fit, what they no longer play with, read or need and what happened to all their school supplies they brought home in May.
But first I need to pysche myself up!

SandyCalico said...

Well done! I need to have a 'tidy' too. I'm thinking of hiring a skip!

Ladybird World Mother said...

Oh My God. This brings back Very Bad Memories indeed. Yup. We have forests ripped up to provide this one family with pencils. Have also, inexplicably, found Icing Sugar under bed. In box, and not in box. Yuck. Sticky. Eurgh.
Soon it will be Black Bag time. Oh, god, No. :)

Millennium Housewife said...

I can beat Ladybird: Avocado in a shoe, bob T builder in a nappy lining. I kid you not. How? How?

Tattie Weasle said...

Frog - so brave. I am at the point of finding bananna skins in places they should not be - behind the cushions in the sofa. I have yet to garner enough courage to tackle their toy boxes elt alone a serious rummage in their bedrooms and they are only 3 and 6!

Anne aka mum-e said...

The most upsetting thing is find a crucial missing part of a game you threw away last week because there was a crucial part missing.

Smith said...

I appreciate the labor you have put in developing this blog. Nice and informative.

trinity67 said...

OMG. THIS, is why I don't have kids.

My thoughts are with you.