Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Inventive Calculations

As I cleaned my house today I kept referring to my children as pigs.  And I take it back...I'm convinced pigs are cleaner.  After picking up the trail they left behind getting ready for school and cleaning the wasted toothpaste out of the bathroom sinks I dared to venture into their rooms. 

Then it dawned on me; my life could be so much easier. 

I shut Rio's dresser drawers because he is so busy he can never seem to find the time.  I tried to fix Amaya's bottom drawer, that is used primarily as a ladder to get to her TV.  Then I had to pick clothes up off the floors in each of their rooms, and smell each piece to separate the clean ones from the dirty ones. 

I'm certain now that dressers are unnecessary with one primary function; take up space.  My kids do not need them.  They don't use them anyway.  And dressers are directly connected to the laundry.  Why fold their clothes?  Half of their clothes will end up on the floor and the half that makes it into their dressers will be wadded in balls and shoved to the back.

I wonder if I took their dressers away and started throwing their clothes on the floor, would they learn to appreciate what they had?  It worked with their bed frames.  Under the beds are now spotless.

As I realize this, I find the same logic can be applied throughout my house.  If my inventive calculations are correct I could end up saving three hours a day.


  1. Hmmm, I have seen these rooms. They look awfully familar to me. But the ones I'm recalling happened 23-25 years ago...payback huh?