So the unofficial start of summer 2011 was this past weekend. It’s time to get the summer to-do list organized! What projects do you need to get done? Which ones are more optional but would be awesome to have crossed off the list? Although summertime is typically filled with kiddies home from school, family vacations and more, it is still a set time to get Smart Mama tasks done before the school year arrives!
My 1st list revolves around projects in my preschooler’s (Isabella) room. Here I go, proudly admitting the disasters that lie in my home! (Yes, it will be your turn next!)
- The Closet: This is a bit of a disaster zone. With her Nana being a bit obsessed in buying her any and every outfit, the closet is jammed packed with old dresses, stained dresses and outfits that should be front and center and worn before she grows another inch!
- The Stuffed Animal Bin: I know you have one in your home too! What do you do with the ridiculous amount of stuffed animals and dolls that your children accumulate birthday after birthday? I’ve tried to go through this bin with her in the past but she had no interest in getting rid of any. Actually she was willing to get rid of 3…the three better dolls, not the ugly carnival monster looking toy!
- The Barbie Area: I know Smart Mamas have all experienced this at least during their own childhood, the accumulation of a gazillion Barbies! We have shoes, heads, bikinis and more Barbie nonsense filling every inch of the Barbie townhouse and Isabella’s room!
- Dress-up Carousel: Ok, this could look much worse. Thankfully Santa brought Isabella this dress-up carousel a few years ago. It spins, has mirrors, hooks, shelves & bins. Unfortunately what it doesn’t have is the fairy Godmother that comes and organizes it each afternoon. Yes, I need to be the fairy Godmother and make everything disappear at midnight!
- The Play Kitchen: Santa’s gift as well. (I think I need to ask Santa to supply the maid next time!) A great kitchen with lots of cabinetry. I need to get this in order. Not really sure how to start. Do I put the same thought into it like I do with my own kitchen? Do I put the canned goods in one area and the pasta in another?
Ok Smart Mamas, I’ve owned up to the disasters in my preschooler’s room. Now it’s time for you to own up to your own disasters! Make me feel like I’m not alone. Let’s encourage each other as we get through our lists these next few months!
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