Sunday, November the 3rd


It is Sunday. As, I am not religious (only spiritual), I find that I don’t have a huge day of church ahead of me. Saturdays are our days off. We tend to work on our college courses (my husband is an Anthropology student, and I am an Education student) and lay on the carpet with the girls playing with the random toys our 3 year old strings across our house, all the while hoping that the 6 month old will begin crawling.

We turned back the clocks, so waking up at my natural time I find that I have woken at 5:30 in the morning. I can’t sleep like usual, waking up at around 3 and rolling around in bed wondering if I will ever go back to sleep. I usually don’t. I find myself worried about the multiple papers due, yet I don’t find myself writing them. Instead I am wondering which habit I am going to change today. And it hits me.

The clutter.

    Yes, I am some-what of a hoarder. I love collecting glass jars (even though we have a recycling system in our city), and even those plastic coffee containers. They lay precariously in a cupboard in the kitchen just waiting to be used. From the four years that my husband and I have been married, we have collected much junk. Too much junk that is. We lived with very little before we were married, only a backpack each and drum. So, why does having children mean that we should have so many things? Of course there are things we should have to get by (notice I didn’t say need?). The children’s play-room is riddled with toys that are barely touched and clothes that are stringed across the closet much like vines in a jungle. The living room, kitchen and book/computer room are not much better. It is time to downsize.

    That is my goal this week. Three piles. Keep, Recycle, and Donate. Let me at it!


One thought on “Sunday, November the 3rd

  1. It’s funny how kids actually take up very little space but their accessories will make your house look like a babies r us catalogue. Worst of all in a room filled with expensive toys they will find a banana peel more exciting (true story, happened today lol).

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