Welcome to National Get Organized Month 2007! If, as you look around your home or office, you find yourself trying to manage the incoming tidal wave of stuff from the holiday season or the residual stuff from the entire year and are muttering, “I need to get organized,” you have come to the right place.
I woke up a few days ago to my 3rd annual oh-my-gosh-my-kids-are-out-of-school-this-week panic attack. As my eyes fluttered open to the image of my anxiety-ridden face in the mirrored closet doors, I thought, “Groovy hair.” Then I thought, “We have to do summer differently this year.”
And my homework? And my backpack? And my favorite shirt? And the Happy Meal toy I got when we went to McDonald’s with Grandma last summer? Maybe I should feel flattered that somehow my children think I know where everything is. Truth is, I don’t feel flattered. I have a number of other reactions when the questions begin that range from minor irritation if we’re not in a hurry to utter exasperation if we are already five minutes late.