Kids are always growing.
And sometimes it’s hard to keep up. Especially for a Slob Mama who gets overly discouraged about failed organizational methods anyway.
But if I’ve learned anything through this deslobification journey, it’s that I must keep trying. Again and again.
A few weeks ago, a few days after a visit from Grammy (when she was a welcome roomie for my 6yo), my daughter slept on the pulled-out trundle. Y’know, that we’d never put back under her bed.
She told me the next morning at breakfast that she’d made her bed.
As this isn’t the norm for her, I asked what brought on this sudden burst of neatness. She explained that since there were no stuffed animals on that bed, it was easy to make.
Hmmmm. Easy to make.
As in, her bed is difficult to make. And she was right. It has been the spot for all of her stuffed animals. Her many stuffed animals.
Which makes it virtually impossible for her to easily make it by herself.
I don’t have a before picture of the bed. The reality is that even though the stuffed animals go on the bed, they don’t really stay there. They end up scattered all over the room. It really was a no-win situation.
Too many stuffed animals + a too small space to store them + a need to sleep in that space every night = one more reason why the room continually stays messy.
In a sudden flash of inspiration . . . I noticed that the top of her cute-as-can-be china-cabinetish-thing was void of stuff. I could go back and look up the post where we put it in there to find out what I originally intended to go on those shelves, but that didn’t really matter.
The top two shelves are hard to reach, so they’re perfect for stuffed animals that don’t get played with often, but are still loved and wanted. The bottom shelf is for Mostest Favoritests.
Yay for a real spot for her stuffed animals! Yay for easier bed making!
And if this doesn’t work, I’ll just try something else!
(Pretty please let this work!)