Stop right there. I see your hand hovering above the trash can with what looks like a mangled clothes hanger. Before you throw out that modern artwork you found in your child's closet, ask yourself, "Do I feel lucky"?
Well, do ya, punk?
It's true that your house is cluttered with what one might refer to as "crapola." You may be tempted to discard some of these items. Items such as:
- Old Band-Aids
- Crumpled Kleenex
- Paper scraps
- Holey socks
- Gum wrappers
- Cardboard, mixed sources
- Lidless food storage containers
- Lidless lip balms
- Empty hand sanitizer bottles
- Packing peanuts
- Discarded, empty (you'd better hope) birth control blister packs
- Errant toothbrushes
- Dried lumps of Play Doh
- Headless Polly Pockets
- Foam disks from now lost shooting toys
- Plastic squares that once covered temporary tattoos
- Desiccated cheese sticks
- Dog hair tumbleweeds
- Drinking straws
- Barbie leg
- Popped balloons
- Apple cores
But stay your hand, friend. You need to consider the implications of tossing one mom's trash, a child's treasure. The result, should you wrongly toss a wad of dental floss you think is trash, is whining, tears, and tantrums.
Earlier this week . . .
Elsewhere on the internet . . .
- My favorite thing on the internet this week. Bethany at Bad Parenting Moments wrote a beautiful piece on the lovely ghosts of family members, alive and well in our keepsakes and traditions.
- Like a fun word game? Want to play along? And that's why you should read this from Wendi Aarons: They're Not All Gems.
- Three great pieces from NickMom this week, and only one is mine. That's humility, folks.
|Kelley's Breakroom on NickMom.|
|Suburban Snapshots on NickMom.|
|Dog Resolutions: Ninja Mom on NickMom.|
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