Life after vacation is always a tad bit overwhelming…
Can you relate? One of the best things we did in our vacation “planning”, was to come home with an extra long weekend left. The inevitable stack of laundry–putting away clothes, and might I add we tackled the bedrooms and closets. Not for the faint of heart, I am here to tell you. And that was just the kids’. Steve and I haven’t touched our closet, yet.
We woke up the day after our return and this was waiting on the bar where all would be sitting for breakfast early that morning. A list. And a timed list at that. We knew it was going to be HOT and anything Steve wanted done outside needed to be done quickly. And going through school clothes and closets had their own afternoon time slot. Vacation fun is over people.
Excuse me, Steve? Landon on a mower? Kourtney is no where to be found in these pictures because she had a meeting. Yes, my 6th grader was at a meeting.
Nat’s look says it all. It’s exactly how I was feeling inside doing laundry. Kass looks a bit too happy. Like “I’m not working that hard happy”…
No exaggeration when I say it took us the entire weekend to clean out, try on clothes, and organize. Clothes sorted to give away, Goodwill, and even throw away. (I surrendered saving the LONELY socks from the 2013-2014 school year and gave up that we would ever find their matches.) I am not sure how long the spic and span rooms will stay this way. Landon hasn’t slept in his bed yet since cleaning his room. Doesn’t want to mess it up, so you know how the basement couch is looking right about now.
There is something very “free-ing” about getting organized and ready for the school year. Thank goodness that is done. Now that it’s Tuesday, I can say with a smile, “thank you Steve for the list”. I was not saying that last weekend.