I know. I recently led you to believe that thumbtacks were the way to go. And I'm not saying they don't have a point.
It's just that my current system (binders, thumbtacks, Paris-themed sticky notes, profanity) does not seem up to the job lately. I don't know exactly how Sheryl Sandberg does it, but around here there is way too much leaning in. Don't you people have anywhere else you could be leaning?
So when I find myself copying 35 pages of tax returns at 6 a.m. because of a scholarship application Boy Esq. needed to file five minutes ago, I begin to wonder - and not for the first time - what the fuck is wrong with my
Also, what happened to the extra copies I assembled a month ago and filed in a blue folder marked "To be Lost Immediately"?
That is when I realize I should have taped the extra copies to the desk, along with my scissors, my favorite pens, my Notes-to-Self. That way, when I get up in the morning at zero-dark-thirty, everything will be exactly where I left it just before I went to bed two hours earlier.
Hmmmm, in this house that would need to be industrial strength tape that has a magical spell attached to it that can only be broken by me. Because believe you me, even if I tape something down in this house it will STILL go missing the minute I turn my back.
Posted by: Gigi | April 11, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Tape may keep things where I left them, but I'd still have to remember correctly where that was.
Also, can you please explain to me why, without the aid of tape, thumbtacks, or any other fixative, I am 99.9% likely to be right on my first guess about where OTHER people's stuff is that they have misplaced in my house. And yet I still can't find my keys, even though my children are a decade away from drivers' licenses?
Posted by: MommyTime | April 12, 2013 at 10:53 AM
Your brain is rewiring itself to make it more adaptive to the needs of your future teenage overlords.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | April 12, 2013 at 04:48 PM
oh cripes - that is what I have been forgetting. But I can't find tape in this house - because my girls use it all to tape paper clothes to their damn stuffed animals!
Posted by: Tiaras & Tantrums | April 12, 2013 at 05:14 PM
That is adorable. They are going to be the cutest teenagers ever.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | April 12, 2013 at 06:31 PM