You know, it is definitely a Monday.
Trina couldn't find her math book. Anywhere. Turned up in Richard's drawer. Of course, Richard hadn't put his away, his was under the couch. That means he didn't even look in his drawer so he didn't know his sister's book was there.
Then Thomas needs to work on some Scout stuff. He needs his book. He looked in his school drawer (it doesn't belong there), in the van, in the dining room, in and under the chair in the corner of the living room, and about a hundred other places. He did NOT look where he keeps his scout stuff. Yep. Turns out he actually put it away last week. A full hour he looked. It never even occurred to him to look where it belonged.
Connor has some reading to do for history. He comes out to me and informs me that I have his textbooks. Ummm, no. He had searched his bed and under his dirty clothes and all over his room. I asked if he had looked in his school drawer. Nope. Sure enough, there they were.
How totally pathetic is it that all three of these searching for stuff scenarios would have been avoided if things that actually have a place were put there and looked for there?
Just more proof that we have entirely too much stuff. I think I'm going to focus the rest of the month on getting rid of books/curriculum we've outgrown or we won't use.
I'm working on cleaning stuff out this week. (Just as soon as the movers deliver it all.) Want to join me with a cleaning-up and cleaning-out challenge?
One thing my kids have been really good about this year is putting their school books back into their school boxes (we use milk crates) when they are done with them. We even started using one for all the library books. Papers? Um, yeah, the papers are still a problem. How hard is it to put a paper in your binder?
I have to admit, I HATE it when I clean the house (well, I like how it LOOKS but . . .) because i can't find ANYTHING! It's a kinesthetic thing, and while I'm not completely kinesthetic, I do have that piece in me. So I can totally understand not thinking to look "where things go" LOL.
That's exactly what I was working on today. My husband made some shelves in our school room over the weekend. Everything desperately needs to be organized!
I know the feeling...we are misplacing things all the time and it drives me batty!!! Cody today did his math, but then when I asked for it he couldn't find it. Still not sure where he did find it, but it was found.
Last week we were making sure we had all the clothes laid out for a wedding this weekend. Clayton couldn't find his shirt anywhere. After he and I looked for it for over an hour, turned the bedroom upside down I decided to look in Cody's drawers. Yep, dress shirt folded up and put under his shorts...Explain that one to me....wrong child's drawers and why is the dress shirt in a drawer to start with instead of the closet?
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