Last week in the Brenner household (that’s us, we go by majority here!)… we had the epic drama of loosing something.
You see, we have three boys between the age of 10 and 15. The middle one bought himself a tablet a couple of month ago, but last week he didn’t follow rules regarding computer play time, and after a couple of warnings, the tablet was taken off him. And because these things always happen more or less in affect, we don’t have a procedure nor a designated hiding place for technology.
So my husband took it away, pretty mad at the time, and a couple of hours later nobody knew where he put the device. The kids could remember where it all happened, and swore that he didn’t go back into their bedrooms to hide it. But that left the whole back of the house to be searched over the next 7 days.
Over the next couple of days I decluttered all the shelves in the office, the pantry, the Tupperware drawer, the overhead cupboards in the laundry.
Hubby did the entertainment unit (video cassettes anyone??)
We finally found it when we tackled the garage. There it was in the shelf above the bicycles, more on hubby’s eye level then mine!
A shame really, because I would have loved to have him tidy up the very back of the garage, the workshop part of it!
I am happy that I did what I did.
- An AAPO pin I didn’t know I had
- An art diary the middle child uses on holidays that had been missing for the last 1.5 years
- Tim’s homework book he lost last week.
- Expensive watercolour I bought for the art class I run, that aren’t technically mine.
- I enjoyed looking over my brother’s wedding invitation, and tell the kids the story surrounding the star of the 1969 Mercedes we once owned.
- I also realised I have a complete collection of IKEA catalogues since 2005!!
What is hiding in your cupboards?