Sunday, August 31, 2008

Moving Rooms

For reasons that are not clear to me now; we swapped rooms with the Noodle today. We also moved the Ikea toy cupboard to the sunroom; the (Ikea) computer unit from the sunroom to our bedroom; the Ikea bookshelf from the east wing (aka Patrick's cell/entrance hall) to Noodle's room and the old lounge from the sunroom to the shed. That was the first time the lounge had been moved since it came off the ark.

I had to pull apart and reassemble two beds and a cot and make a trip to the hardware store and we still managed a visit to friends' for dinner ce soir. I'm very tired.

If the reason for the shift has been lost in a haze of sweat, swearing and wonder at how the Noodle managed to materialise in the centre of every clear spot in which I was about to deposit something heavy - something else has become very clear to me. We have reached possession saturation point and shall purchase no more. The children shall have no more toys and items of clothing will only be signed off on if the tattered remains of the predecessor can be produced in tandem with a department of health certificate authenticating that the item is indeed unfit for the survival needs of a human.

I have spoken.

(Though I've not yet checked with my wife)

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At September 1, 2008 at 12:15 AM , Blogger Kath Lockett said...

Ah yes the ol bedroom and every other room swap: remember it all too well. Have since become extremely hard-hearted towards possessions such as rarely worn clothes, books not likely to ever read again, dodgy CDs and DVDs and anything likely to hide dust bunnies and will fling them out in the wheelie bins at the slightest provocation.

As for Sapphire's clothes, as soon as I give away a bag to Goodwill, she needs more.... these selfishly quick growing kids!

At September 1, 2008 at 11:35 AM , Blogger squib said...

A noble sentiment Rob and yet deep down I think you know you will never keep keep that avalanche of crap and stuff at bay. Christmas is just around the corner

At September 1, 2008 at 12:21 PM , Blogger franzy said...

Goddamnit! Why you always have teh funny?

At September 1, 2008 at 10:16 PM , Blogger chips said...

If you achieve that you may well become my domestic hero!


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