Thursday, March 18, 2010

Revenge

I think we can all acknowledge that I am not the type of person who is very organized. When you own a home, however, and a car, and have kids with birth certificates and shot records, it becomes vital to get a drawer to stuff important papers into.

Ivy is no respecter of drawers. She doesn't care if it is a drawer of pots and pans or a drawer with the title to your house enclosed, she loves them all the same. She scatters their contents freely about and nothing, absolutely nothing, brings her more joy.

But today, when for the umpteenth time she scattered Blaine's mission journal across the living room floor, something had to be done.

And, as a side note, if you are ever writing a journal maybe consider numbering the pages. Just sayin'....

Anyways, today I took matters into my own hands.





And for the billionth time since I have been a parent I add my voice to parents everywhere who proclaim on at least a daily basis, "THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS!"

Because imagine how silly duct taping a nice wooden cabinet would be. But the stripes of duct tape on my cheapy ikea filing cabinet, I dunno, it kind of has a nice look to it.

You should see the ice and water dispenser on our fridge (also covered in duct tape), because that is downright classy.

Now...how to keep her out of my purse...







6 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm glad I'm not the only mom that exclaims the "not being able to have nice things" statement everyday. I usually phrase mine as a question though: "WHY CAN'T I HAVE ANYTHING NICE???!!!" hahaha.....I love the duct tape by the way. Maybe next time you could try some nice colorful duct tape. You know, liven things up. It would be a design statement!

Tom and Tami said...

I too have that saying at my house. Which is why I shop for furniture at places like KSL.com and take other peoples old stuff to furnish my home.

Ape said...

A yardstick through the door handles can be a useful childproofing device. At least for a month anyway.

Emily

Blaine said...

Great post and pictures. Oh, our life...

julianne orth said...

i have the same problem, but add in that i run a business and half my important papers have coloring on it, it just makes it even worse.

Jan said...

Ivy ROCKS :)
I love the mothers curse, don't you?