Monday, April 13, 2009

Disarray



A post with a soundtrack. LOVE this song. Just change it to Life in a Southern Town and scratch the part about freezing winter and replace it with boiling summer.

My mother is one of those organized people who makes menus for the week ahead and uses it to make her shopping more efficient. The laundry shelves are labeled, the vacuum always goes back in the same place, the colander, gravy boat and punch bowl all have permanent homes. They are ALWAYS in their respective spots.

I, however, have to check several cabinets to find the colander, don't have a clue where either the gravy boat or punch bowl are located. Wait. I don't even know if I own a gravy boat. My laundry is scattered all over the seldom used dining room table and I'm quite certain the lone black sock has been there for at least two weeks. I'm lucky to leave the house with grocery list and hand and even luckier if I don't forget and leave it in the car once I get there.

Don't you just bet that drives her nuts? Good thing I married an organized person. He knows where the vacuum is. If I could just talk him into using it more.

2 comments:

3 Peas in a Pod said...

I'm one of those organized people too although my shelves aren't labeled. I like to put everything back in its own spot. My hubby on the other hand doesn't share my obsession. He does, however, vacuum all the time. I guess you can't have it both ways!

btw I'm convinced the word cooperation is something that was made up by someone who authored a parenting book in their pre-parenting days, b/c every Mom knows that word is just a fallacy.

Rob said...

Actually Melinda, if you said the "right" things (wink, wink), I might be inclined to figure out how to use the vacuum.

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