Thursday, October 15, 2009

I found it!

I found the clean spot in my house, currently it is my kitchen windowsill. I confess, I cleaned it today so that at least I could feel good about a clean window, sill, and tracks.
I LOVE a clean house. The laundry doesn't really bother me, but I like things put away. I like the floors vacuumed, and bathrooms clean!
We live in a small house (1290 square feet) with 6 children at home, 2 cats, 2 adults, 4 hermit crabs, 2 frogs, and a multitude of guppies.
I think the 3 year old takes up the most space but that might just be my current findings of bags of babies, toys, and random puzzle pieces.
I am in the process of packing up all of the boys toys in their room, the toys will be gone until the boys can keep track of the items they need to keep track of. My current struggle is where and how to store the home schooling items that we use on a daily basis. We are using Teaching Textbooks for the older children's math and I love that we never lose it or have to go look for it because it is on the computer. The other items, pencils, workbooks, notes, art projects,etc., get piled in the kitchen.
We all get discouraged when it is lunch time and we have to stop what we are doing, clean it up,eat, clean up, and get the project out again. The days that we can eat outside on the picnic table are numbered so not a permanent solution.
I have found that I need to be content in all situations and teach my children patience and to wait on God. We are so happy with the group of friends we have and the fun we get to incorporate in our daily life but I feel our transitions from one subject to another would go much more smoothly if we had our schoolwork more organized, any suggestions?


SRE said...

We have the same problem at lunch time. It takes half an hour to clean up the table for lunch, then another half an hour to get everything out again. I too am looking for a solution...


Carolynn said...

Renee, it is so good to know I am not alone! I am listening for a great solution.