It started because my eyes were tired and I thought that putting the laptop in my office (instead of in the kitchen where I could feed my online addiction) would make them feel better. Then I started doing non-eye intensive things to keep me busy: laundry, cleaning, cooking, etc. Then I think my little online addiction morphed into a little cleaning addiction.
While we were eating breakfast this morning, I noticed that M’s jammies were getting a little small. I decided to pull the next size up out of the closet and put them in the wash. While I was doing that, I figured I might as well take a look at all her clothes. Spring is right around the corner, and she can only wear her little fleece outfits so much more before it gets warm. After that, I noticed that there was a lot of crap in her closet—mostly empty boxes and bags from all kinds of baby gear.
Together we cleared that out and discovered she had a lot of room in her closet for her stuff. Books went into the little shelves for easy access and toys found permanent homes. She helped me break down boxes for recycling and sort items to take to the People’s City Mission. And we got all of that done before lunch!
What’s great now is that not only does she have easy access to all of her stuff during the day, but all of the clutter from around her crib is gone. At nap time and bed time I can just close her closet doors and all the distractions disappear. I no longer have to worry if anything is too close to the crib for little hands to grab.
This morning was definitely addicting. I wonder what area we’ll tackle next.