My daughter is an organizer.

Like me.

We love to clean out drawers and rearrange things.

So when she told me yesterday that she wanted to clean out our gift closet (where we keep wrapping paper, gift bags, bows, etc.), I was thrilled.

I thought it’d be a great little project.

Until she took the bins out of the closet and emptied them onto the family room floor…

messy house(I don’t even know how all that stuff fit into those white bins in the background, but it did.)

“This is the way I clean,” she said proudly.

“Well, I hope so, because I’m not picking that up,” I told her.

An hour later, she was still sitting in the middle of the pile, tired of playing with bows and ribbons and gift accessories.

Tired of organizing.

And I knew what was coming…



“Can you help me clean this up?”

When I told her no, she decided to make the best of the situation. She danced around, tossing things into the bins, sorting and categorizing, and singing her own song to the tune of Julianne Hough’s My Hallelujah Song…

“This job… is way… too boring… foooor… meee. Too boring. Fooor… meeee…

I can’t believe… I am stuck…doing this… boring jooooob…

Doing this… boring jooooob…”

Thirty minutes later, only half the room was clean.

I shook my head, exasperated, and looked at the piles. “That is seriously…”

And she finished my sentence… “the best mess ever!”

Then she did a curtsy. :)


34 Comments on This Boring Job

  1. Wow. My girls would have started crying telling me how HHAAAAAAARD it is and how they can't dooooooooooo itttttttttttttt alllllllone. None of my kids got my gene for organization. Breaks my heart. :)I'm so glad you played along today!

  2. We love organizing stuff around our house too.I think my oldest daughter knew the word "organize" by the time she was 2! LOL. :)

  3. I think I have found myself in the middle of an organizing job that I just can't seem to get myself out of! But I just start throwing things away when that happens:o

  4. My husband does that when he cleans out the garage. He can't just organize it… nope, everything has to practically come out….. ~hopefully before it rains!~ :-)

  5. So adorable!!! I loved how you both 'delighted' in the best mess ever…and the curtsy is priceless!Do we get to see the finished bins? :)Great to find you here Genny!

  6. Ha! That's cute! I have those same bins in my closet and I am always amazed at how much stuff I can cram in, I mean neatly put away!

  7. I can't tell you how many times I have decided to reorganize and half way through I am tired and done with the mess…lol!! Great lesson to teach her to finish what she started. :0)

  8. Seems like you have a very sweet little lady. My dudes would have gone all psycho raving screaming crazy if I tried to make them clean that up. Thanks for stopping by my place today:)

  9. I just think it's funny that you actually have a closet dedicated to gift-wrapping…and I've seen some pretty fine messes in my day, but yours is one of the prettiest.

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  11. Unfortunately, my girls mess up their rooms, and then we just close the door. I'd really be afraid to turn one of my gals loose on a project like that…but I love your little girl's song!

  12. Very cute, your daughter has a great attitude! My boys would have cried and whined while picking it up :)Stopping by from SITS

  13. How old is this child? And can she hang out with mine? That's making lemonade out of lemons! So cute!Found my way to you from 5 minutes.Blessings,Dana

  14. I've emptied out a junk drawer before, tossed many things and put stuff back. It never fits. It looks like the situation you've got there. I hope you got your floor back :)

  15. I wish I had one that picked up. My boys are all allergic to cleaning. I hope it's just a stage.Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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