When we moved into our 3 bedroom house, each boy went into a room and all was as it should be and was expected to be. Then, came Lizzie. And, nothing was as it was expected to be, but, in the end, of course, it was definitely how it should be. We quickly crammed all of Antwan’s stuff into William’s room and the boys entered the wonderful world of room sharing.
Then came the night that I set up my FLIP camera to spy on my darling, room-sharing, sons. We knew something was up, but didn’t know what. When we watched the footage of the lights going on and off, the dance parties, and William sending Antwan off to the pantry to get them snacks; we knew it was time for a change. So, the very next morning, I crammed all of Antwan’s stuff into Lizzie’s room.
And, ever since then, it’s been an unorganized mess. Trying to combine the Little Mermaid and Lightening Mcqueen is tricky. Although, the current mutual respect for Batman has simplified things. So, I spend a lot of time coming up with new organization (I use the word “organization” loosely) systems that never work.
But, knowing that a caseworker will be looking around motivated me. I knew it was time to figure the room out.
Lizzie and Antwan didn’t share my inspiration…
So, I explained to him that we had to get it clean. I used my latest, favorite expression. “If you want your brother to come visit, your room has to be clean.” It worked! They cleaned. Sort of. 🙂
Lizzie’s definition of cleaning is, apparently, throwing the toys elsewhere…
And, Antwan’s definition of cleaning is putting them all into a pile….
|He is proud. 🙂|
So, I did what I do best. I put some cool Batman stuff on the wall and promised myself that I’d work on it tomorrow. 🙂
(I didn’t work on it tomorrow…)