It’s no secret that I have a touch of “CDO.” That’s OCD with all of the letters in alphabetical order just as they should be.
Having 4 kids in 4 different schools, I got the “bug” right before school started back. The “throw-everything-out-and-organize-my-whole life” bug. One of the kids told Coach the other day, “Hey Dad, I need a fork.” He replied, “Your mom probably put a label on one somewhere around here.”
I rolled my eyes, but I may have recently gotten my hands on a label maker and gone a little overboard. Don’t tell Coach I admitted to that.
We needed a better “school-stuff” spot, so I did what any slightly crazy mom would do…got on Pinterest and began brainstorming ways to make it happen.
I told Coach my vision, and he slowly nodded with that sweet “I-totally-support-your-crazy-and-know-I’m-going-to-have-to-build-you-something” nod.
So he headed to Home Depot and bought a couple of $10 wooden crates.
He cut them down to size.
Gave my daughter a bucket of white paint.
And hung them up.
This meant shopping for me. Tragic, I know. I headed to my favorite store The Hobby Lobby, and found some letters and cute ribbon.
And a shelf to help me remember which school I’m driving carpool, and on which day…
And hung it up.
Then I decided our bulletin board needed a little cute fabric and ribbons…that makes all things better.
And Taa-Daa! A “school stuff spot” for small spaces was born!
Do the kids actually hang up their backpacks?