Universe Today defines entropy perfectly: the natural tendency of the universe to fall apart into disorder. This isn’t a mere observation or opinion, this is hard science, my friends. Multiply entropy in the average family home by two or three and you have my house.
Can you tell I’m feeling a wee bit overwhelmed? We had a great week. I had lesson plans in place for my homeschoolers. We made morning work and homeschooling our top priorities. We did Story of the World two days and our Apologia science one day. We also had several appointments scheduled throughout the week. Meals were made and the laundry bins were empty. And yet….so many areas of my house were cluttered and in a state of disarray.
I seriously don’t understand how things can get so messy, so quickly…It’s not like there were piles of toys out. Oh no…what I was tripping over were: crumpled papers, dirty laundry, books, school books, spoons, yarn, pencils…CRAZY stuff that never should have been our in the first place. HOW does it get so messy, so fast?!
You see that pile of shoes and boots? That is some (yes, SOME) of the shoes and boots that were in our entryway. Now, our house has a good-sized entryway. We’ve added hooks to the wall for backpacks and a closet organizer for maximum efficiency. And, some of the boots/shoes/sandals in this photo just arrived in our house earlier this week. They came in the form of hand-me-downs and hadn’t been put in our storage room yet. Oh, and see the pile of coats on the left? Yeah, I didn’t have the heart to take any more photos.
So, we pulled everything out of the entryway and Tilly, bless her heart, offered to mop it. Meanwhile, we sorted dozens of shoes and boot and sandals. It’s like some crazy, depressing word problem in math…
If thirteen Bergerons each have three to five pair of shoes or boots in the entryway, how many minutes until Renee losses her mind?
Yeah. The good news is, the entryway is clean, mopped and decluttered. The kids cleaned their rooms and our living room has been thoroughly cleaned (moved and swept under the couch, decluttered the shelves, etc). Oh, and we now have dozens of pens and pencils…up from the 3.5 we had this morning. My original projects for the day (paperwork, returning emails, clearing off our dining room counter) have not even been touched yet.
At least I know I won’t be bored.