My older daughter and I get along great. She’s the easygoing one in the family, ready to laugh at her own mistakes and doesn’t stay angry for long. Must be my genetics. But for the sake of this blog, I will call her Drama Queen or DQ, an affectionate nickname for her in our family.
But the one issue that rears its ugly head and we argue about is her uncanny ability to keep her room messy. I guess you could say DQ is a “collector”….a nice term for a “packrat”….and likes to hang on to things FOREVER.
Like her magazines. They stack up and stack up and I do not understand why she doesn’t toss them. Sooooo frustrating!
The other day when I walked into her room (hmmmm…maybe I should just stay OUT of my teenagers’ rooms!) I saw this lovely display on her floor
And her night table beside her bed had a similar mountain of assorted reading materials…
So of course I “lost it” and we had a roaring good “discussion.”
To calm myself down, I ran a hot bath and soaked with one of my favourite scrapbooking magazines in hand
And then went straight to bed with a good book.
Okay, okay….the irony of this is not lost on me. Or should I say the HYPOCRISY?? ha ha!
We will be featured on the TLC tv show “Hoarders” some day soon 🙂