Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Let's subtract, not multiply

I have been working hard to control all of the things that keep procreating in this house. You would not believe the multiplication that happens in this house!! Aside from the 5 children, our laundry seems to multiply over night. I think I have washed the last pair of underwear or socks, and wake up to find a new load waiting on me. It is incredible!! Another thing that multiplies, splits, and adds is paper. Bills, sweet notes from the children, art work, letters from friends, to do lists, recipes, etc. seem to have babies!! I spent hours trying to calm the paper beast today. I even made a little progress. Too bad our bedroom looks like the after shot of a robbery. The chalk figure on the floor is of me, exhausted after my hard work!

16 comments:

EntertainingMom said...

what DO you do with all their artwork? Because seriously I cannot keep it all!

Sherrie said...

I totally feel your pain! ;)

Travelbug Mom said...

OK-GET roll of string...like butchers use to wrap their meat packages. go to target and buy these CLIPS (CLEAR PLASTIC) intended to clip lights to summer umbrella.....string along wall going down basement...or where ever u are able..hang art work.... I did this for years....then I picked the BEST and just framed that. I'll try to post pictures sometime.

pink green & southern said...

I can't keep up with the paperwork of just us; I don't know how you do it! How do you do it?!

Bama Girl said...

Wow I also feel your pain. And no children here, just me and DH. How do we accumulate all these papers? Ugh! XOXO

The Mrs. said...

YOu are too funny! I so understand. I am buried under laundry and just when I am caught up it starts all over again! I think it's insane. Mail and paper too, just craziness!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for your sweet message on my new blog! I really appreciate the encouragement. What a sweet little family you have here! Precious precious children! Just read your 'Fear' post and I am right there with you. I pray every night to let my worries go. I can't get out the door sometimes I'm such a worrier! Good thing someone else is in control!

JMW said...

Your house, too? Yeah, it's amazing what multiplies in our house. I'm with Entertaining Mom, how do you weed out the art. I feel so guilty at times throwing things away, yet I can't keep it all!

Seersucker Scrapper said...

We joke in our house that we manufacture garbage. It is unbelievable!

As for the art, I have made books at snapfish or shutterfly by scanning and taking pictures of the kids artwork. Just look for when they have deals. The rest stays in the memory box until a new book can me made.

Jo said...

I have more than one bin of said artwork that I've collected over the years ~ how does a mom part with such treasures? Nicholas is now in college and I don't think I'll ever be able to part with it.

Jo

Jo said...

If you'd like a real lesson in multiplication, wait until your children are teenagers and play sports ~ oh my! ;)

Jo

PaperCourt said...

Laundry....damn, laundry. It grows at night while we're asleep.

PaperCourt said...

BTW, the family I made the "iron chef" invitation and aprons for does not live in Tampa. I used Tampa for my generic version. I grew up in Sarasota so I use FL cities a lot.

Kristin said...

Our dining room table has become our catchall and we cleaned it last week. It took FOREVER!

Jillian, Inc said...

I'm with 'ya- especially on the laundry. I wonder what really *does* go on in my laundry room after we all go to bed because there seems to be some business going on. In fact, sometimes when I'm not really in the mood I joke with hubby to go lay down in the pile of dirty jeans and maybe he'll get the biggest thrill of his life - ha! "Sorry, not tonight honey. I've got a date with the laundry basket."

bevysblog said...

I have drawers and drawers of the artwork and good test grades and projects and... and... and...

I am overwhelmed! When you find the answer, please let us know, sweet friend!