Our school year begins in just a couple of weeks. The school room IS NOT ready!!! So instead of diving in to tackle the mess, I took the time to record the chaos in photos and write this post, sharing the ugly truth with you. Keepin' it real, yes, but I am also quite aware that this is just another clever method of procrastination!
Most of my planning was done last May. Most, maybe all, curriculum had already been purchased. I left stacks of books out in the school room because I still need to do the detailed plans for the first six weeks or so. Then summer happened. Everything just sat contentedly waiting for me to get back to it. I wish!
Cullen also uses this room as a hang-out/play room. My neatly ordered stacks were shoved aside to make room for comic books, Legos and assorted and sundry action figures. You can see that our body boy on the door no longer sports any lower legs. I'm fairly certain that the puppy ate them at some point.
The closet actually isn't as bad as I expected as I opened the door, but still ...
The old entertainment center with art supplies and the tv/dvd setup (which we use for educational purposes) as well as the video game system (which Cullen wishes could be justified as an educational use of time) shouldn't take too much to make neat. Look at the oddball things up top, though. Why have I kept that dancing chicken?
Okay. I'm off to the kitchen for a fortifying snack, (I know, more procrastinating.) then we'll tackle the mess. Now that you've seen the "before" pics, my personal sense of pride will require "after" photos as soon as possible. Thanks for the motivation!