Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fix-it Fridays (Always Published on the Weekend, of course)

Well, I plead illness.  I felt terrible last weekend. Then, Kit was sick for several days. So a lot of things got put off this week.
 
On Monday though, my sweet Mom came down and once again saved me from being drowned by the laundry. She also did several lessons for school with Grace which freed me up to tackle a pile that has been sitting (and growing) on one corner of our bench for weeks.
 
I didn't get any pics of that one though, sorry. But it consisted mainly of boxes that contained items set aside for giving away, misplaced toys, several user guides to miscellaneous appliances, and a lot of items waiting to be hung up (I detest hanging things up, I have no idea why, but it is seriously my second least favorite chore, my least favorite being ironing. Oh the irony!!)
 
Well, that was the first, and last productive day of the week. Kit came down with what I am now 99% sure was Roseola. But her fever broke, and stayed gone in time for us to still be able to make it to our Mommy Meet-Up on Friday!! Yay! We mommies got to visit and catch up and the kids played, and played, and played.
 
I would have worked more Friday evening, but Kit apparently was feeling a little run down after such a busy day, and having just been sick, so she was ultra-clingy. Therefore not much got done.
 
Saturday afternoon/evening I had one determination. Get the kids room CLEAN!
 
And so we worked! We trashed, sorted, reorganized, changed out containers, and donated! There were groans, sighs, (occasional shouting), and some pouting, and that was just me!
 
Actually, everyone had an overall very helpful and cooperative attitude. And I'm very proud of the big kids for all their hard work!
 
It felt really good to tuck them in for the night in their beautiful, tidy room. And to be able to navigate it without risking injury or death!
 
Since their room had basically turned into one giant pile, then we officially accomplished our goal for the week. Even if we were late.
 
So, here, in part, is what we accomplished!
 
 
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 After!
 
 
 
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After! (98% done entirely by Zak!)
 
 
 
 
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We repurposed a hanging clothes organizer for Grace's stuffed animals in her bed. Now they have bunk beds too!
 
 
 
 Grace is very into "forts". Her bunk is the only place that she doesn't have to take it down. After changing the sheets and reorganizing her bed, we hung back up her walls so she can enjoy her tidy and fresh fortress.
 
 
 
Grace was in charge of pulling EVERYTHING out from under the bed. We found a lot of missing pens, books, and socks in among the toys, trash and dust bunnies. It freed up the space under there for us to store the mini-trampoline we got a few weeks ago. (Zak needed something for his bouncing needs. He was about to pop the exercise ball. This one was surprisingly inexpensive, only $32ish dollars on Walmart.com, and they ship to the store for free!) 
 
 
Now the kids can tuck it away (it fits all the way under), when it is not being used, and that leaves the floor space free!
 
 
Well, that's done! Onward to the next task!
 
 
This one is really hard to choose. I have about five! I think I'm going to be really ambitious and try and tackle two: The Laundry Room/Pantry, and My Bedroom (getting it rearranged and moving back in! I think Kit can handle it, she's been doing really well in her toddler bed!)
 
See you on Saturday/Sunday, NO I mean Friday! I will get it done by FRIDAY! 
 

2 comments:

  1. Long time reader but seldom comment if ever. Want you to know that I truly enjoy all your posts! Very informative, FunNy and helpful to me as a parent. I really see the value in many of your suggestions. Especially these fix it Fridays.
    Thank You!

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  2. Long time reader but seldom comment if ever. Want you to know that I truly enjoy all your posts! Very informative, FunNy and helpful to me as a parent. I really see the value in many of your suggestions. Especially these fix it Fridays.
    Thank You!

    ReplyDelete