Wednesday, February 4, 2009

In real life..the dumping ground

I finally had two minutes today to sit down and catch up on some blog reading (and while I'm coming clean here, I'm copping to reading Celebrity Baby Blog) when I got to this Toby Show post. And while I think my living room floor could still give her elevendymillion pieces of wooden train track a run for it's money, I decided to take a picture of my computer desk instead.

The desk is about 20 feet from the front door, which means that it's usually the first place I see to set down anything when I come home. Which would probably be fine, except that it's also the place that everyone else sees when they walk in the door. I not-so-affectionately call it the dumping ground. And about once a week, it ends up looking like this.



Two ipods, countless cords, two different lotions, a pair of Ellie's socks, a mostly used tube of Balmex, my planner, my new cell phone box, and about a thousand other little pieces of junk.

And if you look in the keyboard space underneath the desk you'll see a copy of The Joy of Sex. Curt inexplicably decided to read it on the couch the other night after the kids were in bed, and I had to hide it in a fast hurry when someone stopped by. And then, being me, I totally forgot it was there until I took the pic. (I put it back in it's proper child-free place, I promise)

And because Evan can't bear to see the flash of the camera without wanting to be photographed, here he is on the sofa, pant-less, next to a basket of unfolded laundry that I'll probably ignore until my OCD husband folds it (just being honest here). On the table is Ellie's nebulizer, with the tubing and mask laying on Lucas' homework, which I now see, he forgot to turn in today.



I'd show you my bedroom closet, but think maybe I'll save that for Halloween.

11 comments:

April said...

My computer area looks much worse than that all the time. I was laughing about the 2 bottles of lotion because I almost always have at least 2-3 different kinds of lotion near my computer. I have no idea why.

Monica said...

awesome, now I don't feel so alone in the world.

Carla (& 7 dwarfs) said...

Do I have to show you mine too?? My computer area is a diaster zone all the time but it's all my stuff LOL . Hey I think your living room looked neat/oderly. No toys in view!!wink wink

Caroline said...

LOL, actually Carla, the kids have a huge playroom and bedrooms for toys, I figure the rest of my life revolves around Polly Pocket and Monster Trucks, the living room can look like it belongs in a regular house.

Lyndsay said...

LOL! I saw the same post on JL's blog and I thought, oh great idea ... I need to show the "real" me and "deglam" my "perfect" life ... Oh wait, my blog readers don't get that impression of me, do they?

Maybe I'll post just for fun anyway, reaffirm what they already know!

SciFi Mama said...

This is a great idea. I saw Jonah Lisa's post & thought about doing this. I don't think we've picked up the living room tonight (or the past couple of nights). I think I'll take some pics & blog it too!

Rocket Ma'am said...

No frickin' way I'm doing this. My house is a disaster zone- the firemarshal would be knocking at my door.

Kate and Crew said...

Yeah, your computer desk doesn't win the prize. It's a seperate desk area, so you keep it contained. My laptop sits on the kitchen counter so my river of paperwork, batteries, photos, mail, rolled up socks, tape, comic books, random usb cables, flashlights, notepads and pens leaks alllllll the way down my kitchen counter.

C. Beth said...

Hey, girl, just thinking of you and wondering how you're going. Miss "seeing" you around and hope your whole family is doing well. :)

Beth (cbethblog AT gmail DOT com)

Kristi said...

Caroline - Just thinking about you and hoping you and your family are doing ok!!!

Kristi (2Dukes&ADuchess -- BBC)

Sandra said...

I couldn't even attempt to take a pic right now! You are very brave!!! Enjoyed reading your posts today:-)