Allison Tate: Why I Still Need The Costumes In The Closet
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
My house will never win a contest for tidiness or organization. Like, ever. I feel very much like a modern-day, yoga-pantsed Sisyphus when it comes to my domestic duties: I roll my boulder up the hill every day, only to have it roll right back down, and tomorrow, I will start all over again on laundry, dishes, toys and trash. I spend all my time maintaining something close to basic standards of hygiene, so it is hard to make a true dent in the clutter and mess that four children accumulate when I'm not looking.
Recently, I have been working on the kids' playroom. It is a graveyard of shattered LEGO sets, superhero figures missing limbs or weaponry and Star Wars figures of every size, shape and description. We have books -- so many books -- of both the chapter and picture varieties, and scattered collections of Smurfs, Playmobil, Schleich animals and Hot Wheels cars. The playroom makes me feel secure in the knowledge that my children might pay for college by opening their ow
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