Monday, September 12, 2011

Week 1 - From the top down!

Aucune nourriture ou absorbe vos pièces


Keine Speise oder einsaugt Ihre Zimmer


Nessun cibo o beve le sue stanze


Ningún alimento ni bebe en sus cuartos


Ingen mat eller dricker i dina rum


Sorry, I am trying to figure out how to say "No food or drink in your rooms!" that my children will understand. Obviously the english version, even screaming it, is escaping them. This is the first week of From The Top Down! I am determined to get this house in order cause it is driving me crazy. It's not a long drive either....

At the top of the house is my darling and loving childrens rooms. As far away from humans as possible really. Last week we spent somewhat cleaning. 17 loads of laundry. Can you believe it?! I thought I would teach them a lesson by making them do it. I told them if they just put their clothes in the laundry hamper, I would go up and gather it and wash and dry. I found clothes in the doll stroller, under the bed, everywhere except for the laundry hamper. Guess who is doing their own laundry this week? Guess who tried to tell me it just wasn't fair?!

It is pretty much straightened out. Now I just need to get some things to organize their stuff and make it look cute. Hopefully this week I will be painting and getting the closets organized. Just to prove how crazy things are....


....I found Bitty One standing on her headboard looking at the cars going by. Isn't that a pretty picture?! Thank gawd she goes back to school tomorrow! That also means I have to go back to work. Ugh....

Wait til you see what I have in store for the girls room though! The Big Girl wants black. Everything black. The Bitty One wants pink. Lots of pink. So what are they going to get?! I guess you will have to come back next week to see. I think you will be surprised. No, the Big Girl isn't going to get her wish for black.

Til then....

See ya!

9 comments:

Beth said...

Maggie, That was creative! Don't give up, that's what they want you to do! Hope all is well with you, despite having to go back to work and send the kids off to school.
Blessings, Beth

jennie w. said...

We have that rule too and it is blatantly ignored. I moved the sofa a few weeks ago looking for an overdue library book and there was a whole bunch of crushed cereal--covered in weevils.

It was a happy day for me.

Lori said...

You crack me up Maggie and since I have no concept of what it is like with children in the house please know that I feel for you in spirit!! I cannot wait to see what you do with the rooms!! xo

Lori said...

Love your new sidebar and header too!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Thought I had the wrong blog there for a minute! LOL
Anxious to see the girls rooms
*hugs*deb

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hope things calm down now that everyone's back in school:@)

Jacqueline said...

Yup! They can do laundry pretty early and it is good for them - they don't do it perfectly, but hey, it's a process.

I know how you feel, our house is crazy from summer too - no time to clean much during summer. Now I have to dig out!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh my gosh, Maggie you really fooled me. I thought you had a foreign twin!
After you organize from the top down, can you come and work with me? I promise not to stand on my headboard! SO CUTE!
xo Yvonne

bj said...

Omygosh...I kept going back up to your header to see if I was on the right blog..all that foreign stuff had me confused...:) Getting me confused isn't very hard, tho. :)

Hang in there, girlfriend..I PROMISE it gets a loooot better!!