Sunday, June 1, 2008

Interior Design

If you have kids I am sure you have been faced with the dilemma of what to save versus what to not save. Like "Oh, this is so cute, the first time my child ever drew an elephant" or "I can't part with this shirt my child wore for their 9 month picture." Well, every single picture seems to make it's way to our fridge and every Happy Meal toy has meaning, even if it is the memory of "Wow, this matches the plastic person I just got two days ago." So about once a week I take the pictures off of the fridge (Really, it is not practical to save them all no matter how cute) and clear out the mini-sized plastic junk and I put it in the trash, recycling or wherever else it needs to be. The problem is that Caroline looks in our recycling bins and trash can now and gets the stuff back out and acts shocked and confronts us to see exactly who parted with this crap. This usually leads to some finger pointing and snickering in our house as someone else gets in trouble for their misdeeds. Well, today tops everything. Caroline was so dismayed that her father would even think about getting rid of boxes from her fruit snacks and peanut butter cheese crackers that she has now decided we need to use them around the house as decorations. She asked me to pick her up so she could place them on top of our entertainment armoire. Just for the record, an entertainment armoire sounds more sophisticated than it looks once you have cardboard boxes on top of it. Hopefully this will pass in a few days. At least she positioned them well up there.


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