My kids are the messiest kids on the planet. Maybe it’s because they’re creative. Maybe it’s because they just want to send me to looney bin. Either way, I am constantly reminding them to pick up, clean up and straighten up.

Today is one of those days when I feel like all I’ve done is badger the kids about picking up their darn messes. I feel better in a tidy house. I create better in a tidy house.

I’m not a clean freak, believe me. I don’t require the kids make their bed. Heck, I don’t even make my bed if it involves relocating a snoozing cat or two. To move them would just be rude.

No, my kids’ messes are exceptional.

  • Piles of cut-up paper
  • Notes
  • Drawings
  • Beer bottle robot assembly residue
  • Sharpie residue
  • Glue residue
  • Food residue
  • Strings, ribbons and feather boas tied to doorknobs and bedsteads
  • A fort made from umbrellas on the patio, in the rain “so they could read”
  • Wirebound notebooks of drawings
  • The crap you pull from the edge of the wirebound notebooks
  • Flowers, sticks, rocks
  • Homemade bug habitats
  • Blanket forts
  • DVDs and cases
  • Blankets and stuffed animals

And that was just today.

6 Responses to “Messes”

  1. Capital Taps Says:

    We need to see the beer bottle robots!

  2. p Says:

    Add clay sculptures and a layer of pixie dust that covers EVERYTHING, and you are in my house 🙂

  3. Susan Says:

    Since I’ve been there and done that as a mother of 4 and now a grandmother (although I prefer to be called SuSu) of 12 (soon to be 13) under the age of 7…..this too shall pass and you will wonder how they grew up so quickly!

  4. Elaine Says:

    Ahhhh…So glad to hear that I’m not the only one whose house looks like that! But I also have lots of glitter strung everywhere, which I don’t mind so much because it sparkles and makes my house look clean. (under all the clutter) But I do believe you forgot to mention all the little hand and finger prints on all the doors and windows. And you forgot to mention all the feathers and little fuzzies from the feather boas that float through the air. Hate those things!! Especially when you’re minding your own business then unexpectedly suck one of those fuzzies down your throat!! ACK!!

  5. Rachael Says:

    You’re right Elaine, I did forget the fingerprints! But maybe I’ve just stopped seeing them, there are so many…

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