because sometimes I have a hard time shutting up. Really. I know you probably don't believe it, but it's true.
I am CRABBY. CRABBY I tell you. It may have been the end sewing that was the last straw. I am so very tired of picking up after the kids, and of hollering/cajoling/bribing/pleading at/with them to help. It gets very, very old. I know that I signed up for this when I started having these children and then I completely cemented the deal by having four of them, but sometimes I am just way over it. Don't get me wrong, I am the mess/clutter QUEEN, it's part of the OCD-really and truly, that part isn't a joke, even if I love to laugh at it, but sometimes there is a big difference between your own clutter and other people's. Especially little people's. Little people like to just run wild through the house, like mini tornados, throwing things all over the place. It's crazy. They love to get into things, tear things to pieces (usually small, tiny bits of paper), and scatter various foods wherever they see fit. Hmmm, a bowl of cereal? Well, this MUST be thrown into the air so that it can fall all over the living room carpet that is threadbare from the repeated vacuumings. Why look at this bookshelf! These books shouldn't be stacked here, what's wrong with these parents? Don't they know books should be spread all over? What's this? A toy with lots of pieces? I MUST take the toy apart and then spread the pieces to various rooms so that later I can tear apart the toyboxes in search of said pieces. Oh and look at this! Why, it's a skein of yarn! I know I am absolutely not ever, ever supposed to play with mom's yarn, but this is just begging to be unwound and pulled around the house.
I won't go into their thoughts on crayons, pencils, pens, markers, and GASP, scissors. And don't thing any of those things are accessible. I could put them in a safe, then duct tape the entire safe, just wrapping and wrapping the tape around it and these small, devious people will STILL be able to get in.
I suppose I should be happy that they are smart and creative, and I guess I could try the earth mother approach that they are just exploring their world and encourage their freedom. I could do this. If I had a maid.