You know you might be raising a hoarder when…
You hear a sweet, almost giddy, little voice behind you say, “Can I look at those?” And when you turn around you see
the clementines you just purchased out of the bowl and on the table
perfectly alined in a row. The eager little organizer (at least I think he thinks that’s what he’s doing) asks in a hopeful plea, “Can I take them to the couch?!”
Only to receive a definitive, “NO!”
You realize a look in the couch might be a good idea, only to find
evidence of hidden treasure.
“What is that glob of purple?” you might ask.
Well, unwrapped (but not chewed) gum pushed into and under the cushions, of course.
You look down at you child in the doctor’s waiting room to see him
faithfully sporting his roll of duck tape.
So what if he hid his other shoe in a super secret unfindable spot, but thank goodness we have the duck tape. You never know when you might need a
specialized telescope, megaphone, frame, or…
the options really are endless. Hey – It’s duck tape!
You look down to see the very scary site of
a toddler with food coloring.
One good thing about hoarders… they like to hang on to their stash. Not use it. See also, unwrapped gum in the couch.
You look over at the table
and discover a new form of modern art.
…duck tape and all.
You almost trip over your toddler’s “car”.
A Future Hoarder of America’s vehicle is well stocked with life necessities.
Really … Who
travels without a few games to pass the time?
Plus Candy Land plays dual roles. It’s a game and
a backrest. You should try it.
You look in their bed and find everything but the kitchen sink… or is that the sink?!
(you never know when a game of catch might come up in the middle of the night. And why have one ball when you can have three?!
More animals … check
Suitcase … check
Because you never know when you might need to build something – maybe a shelter for all the animals – or have your luggage ready for an impromptu trip.
And who can travel without a few good books.
I mean really… a little Sam and the Firefly, A,B,C Bunny and Goodnight Moon – who wouldn’t want those in their bag? … and a few fake doubloons?. Because, you never know when a pirate might be breathing down your neck!
… especially one in a cape.
“Arrrgg – I’m still coming for you Halloweenie!”
Thanks for walking the cluttered road with me. There’s rarely a dull moment.
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