Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Spaceship on the brink of Disaster

Last week when the twins were in Fort Smith I cleaned their room. It's what we moms do, right? I made their beds, threw away trash and toys and made the room look clean and neat.

When they got home and went in their bedroom they were excited. I think because their room was clean and they didn't have to do it.

A few minutes later, Daniel came out and asked if I had thrown his rocket away. (ok, here's the backstory...while I was in Hobby Lobby with Daniel Thursday I suddenly remembered throwing away his model rocket/spaceship. It had been in several pieces in different parts of the room, so I just threw each piece away. I called Samuel from Hobby Lobby & asked if he had taken the bag out to the trashcan & he had. So, I didn't say anything hoping that Daniel wouldn't notice.) I told him I had thrown it away and it was outside in the big trashcan.

The next morning he came to me about the rocket/spaceship again and in a very motherly moment I told him I'd go out & get it. Can I just tell you that yucky, stinky trash makes me gag. Yuck!

The bag from their room was the bottom bag in the trashcan but luckily had no food in it, therefore no maggots, or flies. GROSS!!! I donned a pair of work gloves and began to dig thru the trash. I found all the pieces to the rocket/spaceship and Daniel was so very happy. I mean SO VERY HAPPY! It made me proud of my motherly action.

But, I'm thinking that was probably my last time to clean their room for them. I don't always know what they treasure. I think I do, but sometimes, & in this case, I don't. He never played with the rocket/spaceship but it was special to him. I hate that I didn't know that.

So, how about you? Do you clean your kids rooms?



Kelley said...

I do clean my daughter's room. She has an incredible memory. If I were to throw something away, I would never hear the end of it.

The Family Marsico said...

Oh this is such an issue for us with our 5 year old. I try to include her because I don't want to get rid of something important, but she doesn't want to get rid of ANYTHING. It's all important to her. So sometimes I have to sneek some things out of there while she's not home. She usually doesn't miss them, but I stash it all away for a few days before taking stuff to Goodwill just in case.