Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog.
One of the things I have been helping my daughter do is to get rid of the junk that has crept into her spaces. A packrat by nature, her room and play area are dizzyingly crowded with discarded papers, mixed up toys, and (sigh) Happy Meal trinkets.
We’ve been following the House Fairy program and working our way around her room. We did her desk last week.
Kind of as a treat (because I did the bossing around during her cleaning) and because I was aware of how much my space needed to be cleaned, we then tackled my desk.
She loved it. “Keep or toss?” she held up each item with a very serious look.
“Mommy, why do you have so many pens?” she looked at me very seriously. (Addiction?) “You need to get rid of some.” Pens are my weak point. But with her help, I culled. She did allow me to keep the pen she bought me last year as a reward.
But the true help came when I went to put a lipstick we had found in my desk drawer away. She followed me, and shook her head as I filled up the cat water. “Mom, I think you’re sidetracked.”
What I learned from this experience is that it is good to have another set of eyes on stuff, eyes that aren’t attached to the outcomes. No matter what age they are.
Photo by claude.attard.bezzina