Posted by Leslie at Aug 28, 2012 6:00 am
When I was a kid, we always prepared for the new school year by really digging in and cleaning our rooms. (Mainly so we could do the big hand-me-down shuffle, which I always loved, since I was the youngest of five girls!)
I never really did that with my kids, mainly because I’m a lazy slob. :-)
But this past weekend, my sixteen year old shamed me into it. She came down the other day looking for garbage bags because she (gasp!) WANTED to clean her room. EIGHT (not kidding) garbage bags later, she had a completely empty closet in which she could finally hang all the clothes that had lived on the floor and in laundry baskets. She was very proud of herself…lol! Anyway, she inspired me to get to work on my big nightmare room: my office. I spent all day yesterday working in there, doing a ton of filing, throwing away and shredding old docs, finding places to put things. It’s not 100% yet, and I certainly didn’t fill up 8 trash bags (only 2) but it’s a lot better than it was.
As I was cleaning, I couldn’t stop thinking about one of my favorite George Carlin sketches…where he talks about all our “stuff”. I sought it out and watched it again, and, uh, yeah, he could have been talking right to me. Check it out!