Friday, January 21, 2011
The Boy's Deep
Everyone knows that seven year old boys are philosophical geniuses.
I've spent a frustrating few days cleaning out our spare (junk) room that is going to become our Incredibly Organised and Tidy Library/Study. I've been pulling things out of the cupboards that are going to be demolished, sorting paper, throwing out things (ancient power bills and bank statements, random bits and bobs that belonged to some-thing-or-other that has long ago been lost or broken etc) and generally feeling like I'm getting nowhere fast and making more horrible mess!
This morning I decided that we should have a big clean up of the whole house as school holidays, renovating and the "sorting" was making every room a tip and the whole thing was bringing me down.
"Where are we going to start?" I asked rhetorically looking around in dismay at the imposing MESS.
"Well, mamma, when I play a game on the computer I always start with the easiest levels and work up to the hard levels as I get better. I think we should start with the least messy room first" said Linus.
Hmm, I really would have done it the other way around but he's right. We now have three really beautifully tidy rooms and plenty of time to make inroads into the fourth and maybe fifth rooms . . .and if we don't finish them all, who cares! We have places to feel good and relaxed in.
There's a deep life lesson for you;
Start with the easy stuff and work up to the hard stuff when your skills are better honed.
Then you can beat the mega tough big boss at the end of the level!
Posted by Anki and Sassa at 11:26 AM