Friday, February 29, 2008

Spring Break

I’m guessing that all the lovely decorating blogs I read do not have a bedroom in their home that look like this!

Molly starts spring break today…. she is in no hurry to get home and has a date tonight so she will be here at some point tomorrow.

When she left at Christmas her bedroom was a huge mess (see “before” photo) ….so I made a mental note to get it cleaned and organized by spring break. This week I realized that Spring Break was upon me and it was time I spent some quality time up there in that mess! I’m thinking that if it is clean and organized she will be more likely to keep it that way. So, here are the before and after photos… her room was much worse than I thought it was so I didn’t really get to the organizing part (she is not good at throwing anything away, she has clothes from elementary school still in her closet! I didn’t have a problem throwing away 31 bottles of nail polish, etc. I kept about 17 bottles and I bet she never notices that any are missing). I can’t imagine she will ever re-read the dozens of magazines up there either.

I didn’t get to the closet yet but did count 37 pairs of shoes plus a large container of flip flops and summer shoes in all colors. I stopped counting at 60 t-shirts… I will be reducing that count by at least half….anyone wear a size small? All this is stuff that she left at home and isn’t wearing. I don’t know how all this stuff accumulated but it has and I’m on a mission to get rid of it, or at least get it ready for a huge yard sale! Oh yes, I have my work cut out for me. By the time she brings all her stuff home for the summer, I’d like to have made room for the current stuff!


Knitting Kris said...

I can SO relate. Hey, Lauren wears a small, so we might be interested in some shirts - I'm willing to pay or have a private yard sale :)
I just finished "The Queen's Fool."
It was a great read! I find myself really liking the historical fiction. When are we seeing "The Other Boleyn Girl?"

Cottage said...

Kay, You did a beautiful job tidying up! For some reason I never noticed that my room was all clean and pretty every time I came home from college. Now I know! I'll have to call my mom and say 'thank you'.
I know you can't wait to visit with her.
Enjoy your week,

Joan Fricker said...

You are such a great Mom! I hope Molly enjoys your hard work. But
as Melissa said, it might take a few years. Enjoy spring break with Molly!!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

So funny Kay! I can definitely relate! LOL! Daughters are something else! Aren't they great though!?!?!?

~ Lindy ~ said...

Hmmm....think I'll check out that room when I visit over Easter! I wonder how long it will stay so nice! Kids!! I remember the time I found a dead MOUSE in the closet of my son, Tim's, bedroom when I house cleaned one time!!