October 29, 2009

I'm Grounded

Remember this?

Not a staged picture much to the disbelief of some of my friends. In fact, it really looked much worse in reality!

I am proud to say that I finally have an after picture:

I went upstairs to get this picture and almost picked up all the army men that were in perfect formation on the floor. I find it funny that my boys are so thrilled to have a playroom they can walk in and army men all in one place and not mixed in with Legos, plastic goody bag junk, and random puzzle pieces, that they actually sat down and played!

As to why I didn't have them clean up the disaster? I would not have ended up with 2 bags of trash. Instead we would have uncovered all kinds of toys that hadn't seen the light of day in YEARS that my boys just "couldn't live without". And yes, they are very good at going through their stuff to give toys to charity, but this particular task required a determined mom with no emotional attachment to one Power Ranger glove or a matchbox car with missing wheels.

It is amazing the things I can get done when I have grounded myself from Facebook on my home computer Monday thru Friday. After reading this, I realized that reading about everyone else's life instead of living my own was becoming a problem.

I am sure most people are much better at balancing their chores, paperwork, and cleaning with computer and TV time......I guess I am just not one of those. But before you all become the Facebook police, I am still checking out what all of you are doing on my phone in Facebook world while in car line or sitting at a long practice.

I'm not that crazy!!!


  1. Ah army men...familiar territory! I, too, am being challenged about my "time management". Working on it! Hope you are all great!Have a great weekend.

  2. I really need to fast from FB too- but then what would I do all day with no Cafe World?? Kidding...maybe....


  3. Hey Lisa told me today that my package finally arrived. Well, not sure when IT arrived, as our Lisa...she forget to tell me. LOL I meant to pick it up today but never left my house. Ill get it tomorrow and I can't wait. Thank you again.

  4. Wow - your room looks great! I agree with you about FB -- it can become consuming! Thank goodness for the iPhone, though, because it does make it so much easier to FB from the road. (Oh, did I say road?? I meant a still, quiet place where no cars are near.)

  5. "I am sure most people are much better at balancing their chores, paperwork, and cleaning with computer and TV time......I guess I am just not one of those."

    Ha! I want to know if there is someone out there that can actually do that!!!!! I can't either. I've had to sloooooooowwwwwwww down on FB too. It's hard. We cleaned out our gameroom a couple of weeks ago while Lucy was gone. I'm proud of you. My kids have kept it clean since. I think it's an age thing. They eventually 'get it'.

  6. I'm laughing at the "facebook police" comment. More than once, I've told friends that I'm taking a break from facebook/computer time because it's out of control. Then, when I make a comment or update my status on facebook, I feel all wierd...like they're going to try to hold me accountable and I'm gonna be in big trouble! ;)

  7. I am with you Keri! I walk through my house everyday and make mental note of projects that I want to do and rarely do they get done. My computer draws me easily and even though I try to just check it and walk away, I still do it too much! Thanks for always being so real and transparent!



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