People's Republic of Zollner

So the world DOES in fact revolve around Madeline Jane and Karis Anne Zollner!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Maddy's (Dis)Organizational Tips

Maddy has cleverly constructed a list to help not-quite-toddlers as they learn to dismantle a house at break-neck speed. She wanted to take her experience and use it for good by passing it on to the next generation of babies (Alayna, Laura, Odessa, Vance are you paying attention??)

1. Crayons are to be dumped free of any container and stored in rows in the slots of the air vents. Sometimes they get sticky and this is a bonus!!
2. Books are to be read and tossed about the room. Do NOT put them back on the shelf and if you do, be sure to take 2 new ones out in its place.
3. Drawers are to be emptied. Especially ones with dish towels and mama's hair clips and barrettes.
4. All surfaces are fair game to develop your artistic abilities. This is most fun to do when mama is busy cooking/blogging and thinks you are sitting at your little table coloring on paper.
5. Clean clothes can be more carefully inspected from outside the laundry basket.
6. Blankets make a great hiding place when you tear them off the beds. Pillows are great for stacking and jumping on. Especially from off the couch, chair or slide. Cloth diapers also help in the landing....
7. Phone books make a nice noise when you turn the pages and an even nicer noise when you tear the pages out. It is a good thing mama and daddy keep getting more of these for us to play with!
8. The toy box is a waste of time. It severely restricts access to your toys, it is much easier to spread them all out on the floor where you can get to them more quickly and keep them all in view.
9. Toilet paper is the funnest thing ever! It just keeps coming and coming and coming..... then tear it up into little bits and put it inside the toilet bowl. Just like mama and daddy do!
10. Remember that every thing has a home and a purpose, it just might take you all day of moving it from here to there to everywhere to find its rightful resting place.
11. Food can fly fast and far and gravity works every single time, it is amazing. You will get a strong reaction if your aim is good enough to get mama in the face, especially with something wet or slimy. That gets you bonus points for meal times.
12. Cheerios taste best when they've aged for at least two to three weeks outside the box. Even if Grandma got you a bright yellow cheerio container of your very own, I still recommend: Inside recliners, car floors, cracks of the carseat, (aforementioned) drawers and, as always, dropping them on the good old everyday floor. These are the best places to keep cheerios for later consumption.
13. Toilet paper is fun, but kleenex boxes and wipes containers are a total jackpot. They just keep coming and coming and coming, it is magic!

Happy de-organizing! May your parents clean and organize in vain!


At 7:05 PM, Blogger Carrie (and Matt) said...

Maddy is growing up so quickly. How we wish we lived closer! Andrew could share his week old mini vanilla wafers with her!

At 8:31 AM, Blogger Megan Crutchfield said...

Sounds like Maddy has some things that she can teach O soon! Uh oh!


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