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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Feel the Force


Someone said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Proof: the years I've spent picking up scattered Yahtzee dice, Monopoly money, Battleship pegs, Sorry place markers, mancala tiles, and the plastic frogs that come with Cranium; and repatriating them to the original boxes (it's always the one on the bottom). Of course, they escape the very next day.

I was groaning over a group of these objects while sorting the boys' toys with Lorie, the author of Clutterdiet, when I had an epiphany. I grabbed an empty pencil box and my labeler.

"From now on, if they're missing a game piece they need to play with, they can look for it here," I declared, smoothing the label over the front of the box.

Lorie smiled hugely and said something like, way to go. But I know in her Jedi-mind she was saying, "well done, my young padawan."



Blogger Chris said...

Genius! Our spare game pieces (we have three boys with many of the same games your boys have) are in a ziploc baggie in a drawer. The same with all of those teeny-tiny Playmobile pieces. THOSE will be the end of my sanity some day.

March 26, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Joy! said...

If you label it, they will come. :) One hopes.

March 26, 2009 at 1:21 PM  

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