Look at the following three pictures and tell me what’s common (besides the messy messy room):
What am I photographing? The DESKS.
Each kiddo has their own desk in their room. My thought was that it would give them a working space to draw pictures, do homework, work on arts and crafts, read books, basically just have a clear space for them to do something while they are in their room.
#1. our kids are hardly ever in their rooms.
#2. their desks have become clutter magnets and storage spots for stuff
#3. they don’t use them.
So now I’m thinking w-h-y? Why have such a large piece of furniture that isn’t being utilized and simply looks messy? I’m seriously considering taking them out.
Then I think, maybe if the kids spent more time in their rooms they would appreciate having a desk.
I’ve decided this is the result of having a large house- if you want to get away from everyone there’s so many other rooms to go to besides your own room- because your own room is often a messy disaster! Ha!
On Sunday I’d had enough. All three kids were given the assignment of having each bedroom cleaned- thoroughly. It took Brooke about 9 hours to do her room! But alas, the rooms are now “clean”. Er, “clear”.
OK, maybe not 100% clean/clear- although Brooke’s looks REALLY GOOD! Trevor’s- not so much. I don’t think he cleared anything off his desk!
I’ll take what I can get! At least I can walk in their rooms now!