Just provide me with some rubbermaid totes with snap on lids and you’ll be my friend forever.
We recently acquired several new (to me) big rubbermaid totes…AND some of those cool plastic drawers. (It’s a long story of how we acquired them.)
The plastic totes are SO gonna help me get a handle on all the wonderful hand-me-downs we receive for the boys.
And the sets of plastic drawers? I gave those babies (and myself, by default) a good scrubbing, then Malachi and I headed into the school room with them.
Do you think we needed to?
Oh, I’m sorry. Maybe I should have told you to be sure you were sitting down before you looked at that. Scary isn’t it?
Want another view?
And you ask, “LAURA?! How could you possibly let your school room turn into such a disaster?!”
And I’d say, “Well, it was really quite simple.” ;)
We don’t really do our school work in the school room because it’s so much cozier to read history on the couches in the living room and to do math on the rug in front of the fireplace. Our school room has now just become a “hub” where we keep our books and stuff.
Therefore, after the boys are finished with a book or an activity, they go put it in the school room. And slowly but surely the idea of putting the book or activity in it’s place just didn’t hold any appeal to little boys who would rather go-play-with-legos-because-they-finally-got-all-their-work-done!!!! Plus, I’m pretty sure that room is full of hot lava.
My coping strategy was to simply close the door and walk away.
But seriously, I can hardly stand that much insanity in a room for so long before I begin to break out in a rash.
I finally sent the big boys in to put their books where they belonged. Then, Malachi and I used the new plastic drawers to organize his activities and fun pre-school stuff.
Here he is putting his little counting frogs into his “Counting Tools” drawer.
He’s counting them as he goes of course…
Ah, the joy of organized little plastic drawers. WITH labels on them. Doesn’t that just make you want to go get some beads out of drawer number four and string ’em up in a pattern?
Now. We’re starting a new week of school work. Hot lava or not…I think we’ll try to do a better job of keeping the school room looking like this!
Does anyone else get a kick out of plastic storage containers as much as I do?