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It's amazing what you can find when you clean your child's room. It doesn't matter if that child is five or 17. Today, what started out as a day planned to write (I'm dreadfully behind on my current manuscript) turned into a cleaning day for my daughter's room. I'd been having problems with her crib and decided it was time (wahhh!) to change it into the daybed seeing as she climbs out of the thing anyway. So, I tackled the job. But what should've been a simple job turned into so much more. First, I had to pull out her toy box and clean out the trash, broken toys, rocks, and shoes that had somehow ended up in there; then, I had to strip her sheets and break apart the crib portion before I could truly begin. Now, in that description there is one part of that paragraph that took three hours. Parents out there can guess...yep. Cleaning out the toy box. I know I shouldn't have started this project with her around but seeing as I work two jobs full time, finding a moment when she's not either with me or I'm not off doing something is difficult so good, bad or whatever, she was milling around while I rummaged through her precious things. Egad. A soon-to-be 4-year-old is worse than a teenager when it comes time to throw something away. Broken dolls, (mama, oh, I love that one!), dried up pens (the little thief loves to draw), mounds of socks (I knew she had more than what was ending up in her hamper!), rocks (this one slays me), old Pokemon cards (courtesy of her brothers), and my personal favorite...a nearly full bottled water, all went into the trash. Three bags worth. Now everything that we kept fits nicely in her toy box and I'm feeling pretty good about the day's worth of work. To be honest, I have a reason I wanted to tackle that job. Her birthday is a week away. And you know what that means...she's bound to receive MORE stuff and I had to make room.Now, I can approach her birthday without cringing when I see all the wonderful new things she unwraps with glee. Instead of wondering where I'm going to put all her birthday bounty, I can just smile, take pictures, and enjoy the day with her.  

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