When your 3 kids get sick and you are stuck inside cleaning up vomit for one full week, you can do one of 3 things:
- cry (this is the most obvious and likely answer)
- hide until it’s over (wish i coulda)
- or turn into a crazy organizing lady and redo your office that you’ve been meaning to get on for the last 3 years (in between cleaning up after the sick)
luckily, i chose #3
I sort of wish I had taken a before photo of ALL of the office (you will see that I did take a before of one side) but not really because you would’ve reported me to hoarders association (I’m guessing there’s one). All of you that the whole neat thing comes naturally to will probably think…’um that’s still a mess’ but I’m not one of those people and this is very tidy to me.
Here is the one side I took a before shot of (not tidy)_
and here is the after of that same side:
Keep in mind i couldn’t leave the house so had to use things I already had. I made the useless box (that is where our return to AC (think that’s what it is called) on the other side of that wall) into a reading nook. Long ago I had a foam mat cut for the pack n play that is no longer needed so I put a crib sheet on it and voila! A pad for our reading nook.
dangerous? maybe a little
Now, on the opposite wall is my desk and yes there is still a PILE of papers to file but who wants to do that? (if you do come over)
and just to keep it real i stuffed some things under the desk and hired a secretary
that i let play with thumb tacks
and on the window wall – i added the girls desks that santa brought in hopes we will all do homework/work together as a happy fam
That’s not all we accomplished….we ate 53 popsicles
this was day 5 – i made everyone get dressed as if we could will ourselves to be well
made cookies, picked flowers
made a train
slept on sofas
while they slept i filled up 5 bags of toys to take to Goodwill (molly thinks Good Will is a boy and doesn’t understand why he wants all these girl toys…i finally just told her he has a little sister) and had to hide the bags as they were willing to give up 1 thing each and that wasn’t going to cut it for my mania clean out week.
and decided i had to have this
Maybe we should get sick more often :)
here’s to a productive week ahead (but a well one would be nice)