Friday, September 19, 2008
On A Lighter Note:
You would never know it by coming into my home, (well maybe my tea cupboard would hint at it), but I am by nature, very organized.
I like everything to have a place and when used, returned exactly to that place.
Being married for 19 years to a man who does not value this quality quite as much as I would like, and raising 4 children, (not one of whom seems to have inherited this valuable trait!); I have decided not to make this a point of war in our home....which means, there is very little order and organization.
At times, denying my nature in this area, is trying, but I compensate in little areas.
One such area, is my purse.
My purse is completely organized.
There is a pocket for lip gloss, another for keys, a pouch for all the children's health cards (organized in order by birth), there is another pocket for sunglasses and finally, one that holds a small emergency kit with band aids and the like.
Everything has a place, and I don't lose things....really ever. If I need something in a hurry or am running late, all of my necessities are right where I left them....
UNLESS someone else has used them!
This morning I awoke to an intruder rifling through my purse...my hubby no less!
I had him cease immediately.
Later, when I got up, sure enough, the little first aid kit had been THROWN into the main compartment, along with emergency ladies' products that all belong in a specific pocket.
Can you really blame me, for giving Mark a hard time about not putting things back where they belong, and keeping my purse off limits? After all, I have to have one small area of organization in my life!
We are having this conversation, complete with Mark making excuses, (which just makes me all the more determined), in the kitchen while Jianna is eating breakfast.
Just as I am gaining ground, Little One pipes up:
"No offense mom..."
Whenever Jianna starts out a sentence, with "No Offence", look out! She is about to point out something (usually obvious), that she thinks might be upsetting to you...Usually, it makes for quite a laugh.
"No offence Mom, but you are kind of treating dad like he is a child"
Mark LOVED this...no, I mean he REALLY loved it!!
In the end, I think Mark did get the picture about my purse, and Jianna conceded that dad was acting a little bit like a kid too...so there! I WON!!!!