What is the deal with this? Am I the only one living with a tiny bag lady/boy?
I'm sooooo sick of finding these bags. Over time I have found gift bags, Target bags, tote bags, backpacks, purses, Wal-Mart bags, duffle bags, ZipLoc bags and brown lunch sacks filled with crap (and random important items that I've been missing).
I knew she had a lot of bags packed around the house, but it wasn't until I decided to get them all in one place that I started to wonder if she might have a problem. I started making the rounds through the house and here's what I found:
I found a couple in the kitchen, one in my bedroom, a bunch in her closet and bedroom, one in the guest room, and one in the hallway. I didn't even look in the basement or the car, but I bet I'd find at least two or three more if I had.
Here is what I found tonight:
|Popup book she's obsessed with, Lego magazine (that belongs to the Boy), Leapster game (also belongs to the Boy), one hair clip (who knows where it's mate is).|
|Dress up skirt, inside out pajama top (the bottoms have yet to be recovered), 2 headbands, a roll of Christmas stickers, handwriting book and 30+ Silly Bandz.|
|A book, several half completed worksheets, a dog fact book, a pink (of course) marker and a headband.|
|Dress up skirt (that's two now), one dress up shoe, a dog purse (with a lipgloss inside), one glove, an apron, new tights and socks (that I've been looking everywhere for), bracelets, sock puppet, fairy wand, and a collapsible dog carrier.|
|Random shepherd from her Nativity set, doll dress, doll pants and one doll shoe (the missing doll clothes drive me batty).|
|The rest of her Nativity and Riley, the dog who has been missing for some time now.|
|13 books (3 go with the Tag Reader that I bet is lost).|
|This is her "Teacher" tote. She likes to plays school so this one is full of her teacher supplies. Only random thing in here was 12 tags she took from the American Girl store.|
|2 American Girl Bitty Twins, Christmas coloring book, pad of sticky notes, Christmas stickers, tiny dog brush and dog bowl that go to a dog I haven't seen in a while - better look under her bed tomorrow.|
|This is her treasure box that is supposed to hold her "secrets." I found her secrets were 20 markers, 1 crayon and a Valentine from last year. She's not allowed to have markers in her room. Surprise.|
Now all of her bags are sitting in the front hall for tomorrow morning when she wakes up. It will be so much "fun" helping her put all this crap back where it belongs. I also can't wait to hear her whine about how much of her junk I threw out.
When I started inventorying everything in the bags, I started worrying the producers of "Hoarders" might call me and offer her a starring role in a new show: "Hoarders Jr."
Or maybe a clinical psychologist is reading this blog and she'll send me a private email urging me to get my daughter to counseling - NOW!
Maybe she'll grow up to be a bag lady or a kleptomaniac?
I doubt it. Because when "Hoarders" calls I can say, you might as well make it a "Hoarders Family" episode.
This is my pile of bags in the corner of my bedroom:
Those bags are full of clothes to donate. In my defense I like to get a large pile before I make a run to Goodwill. I sort of forgot those bags were there until I started gathering the Girl's bags and I unearthed mine.
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