family home on any given time of the day at any given month of the year:
pile of papers, bills, school forms to be sorted through;
laundry waiting to be sorted.
butler, personal assistant, housekeeper and/or nanny as part of your household
staff, the burden will fall on you to process and manage the cycle of laundry
and papers that navigate in and out of the space that exist on your entry door
table, the kitchen and/or dining room table, and various spots on the floor in
different rooms of the house.
pile of junk mail, bills, and advertisement mailers, and through the mounds of crumpled up stuff I
found from emptying bottoms of my kids’
bookbags of lost birthday party invitations, school trip forms, test papers
with the blank line for parent signature still blank because you never saw it,
picture order forms, field trip permission slips etc.
are 5 people in my household and my kids’ school hasn’t yet figured out how to
send me one set of weekly announcements and billfolds so I end up getting them
in triplicate form from each of my three children. I get all the paper despite the fact that the papers are also
available electronically at the kids’ school website! Oy.
have built up on various tables everywhere along my home. This is the case even though I had previously
set up a basket in the entry way table designated
for that stuff and had a nice organized accordion file system all set up to help
manage school papers.
being the only one to understand your “system”, it is also up to you, with your
500 item to-do-list to keep up with it. *sigh*
away and 3) sign and stick in a kids’ folder and send them with it for their next
school day, with a reminder to apologize to the teacher (Parent of the year award, I will not be getting.).
washes and dries clothes weekly. He even irons the kids’ uniforms and folds
them away. I’m grateful but with all that work he does, he has no time finish all the crap that needs to be done to truly harness the laundry piles. Thus, I get the task of having to sort the rest of the piles, quarter off the stuff they won’t ever wear again that should be chucked
in the Goodwill pile (which will stay there for weeks before they find their way into garbage bags, another week before the bags make it into the trunk of a minivan before another month passes and they eventually get to Goodwill at last); and then put all the folded stuff in their drawers and
hang up the rest in closets.
various socks, your kids are doomed to become known as” bozo the clown socks
wearer” forever. This just after your nagging your kids about the importance of daily teeth brushing staved off
from a sentence of being known as “stinky breath McStinkser” finally worked and
they’re doing it on their own without daily reminders.
more. Then you have the arduous task of making sure
everyone has sufficient things to wear for the next 7 days until you repeat the
process. If not, you’re off to Walmart to pick up the 12th pack of tube socks you bought that year.
Damn you, Sock Monster!
inheritance or buy your lottery tickets regularly so you can finally get the household
wait staff you deserve.