Trust 'Martha' to create such an orderly, pleasing to the eye garden/garage store, using a simple trellis on the wall.
Ah yes 'Order Lesson No. 406'.....
This morning has been such a lesson in order for my eldest. It's 6am and he's just left for soccer training. Phew!
All the mutterings in the world last night, about making sure 'bags were packed and lunches were made' did not prevent the chaos that we have lived through in the past rushed hour! "Where's my whites? (formal school uniform for assembly), where's the shampoo" (for shower after soccer match this afternoon, before presentations), where's my homework satchel?" I just sat and watched the mayhem.. to prove a point.... 'get your stuff in order the night before, mate'. We have deduced that our school soccer shorts are 'offically lost'. Initially the blame landed on me!... due to the move.. and packing..... but retracing our steps, we know the precise spot where they should still be lying, on a soccer field way yonder.
He sheepishly limped out the door (piled high with school, sport, homework bags ..plus lunch esky), knowing that he had put us 'through the ringer' this morning. "Sorry Mum, it won't happen again". As long as he's learnt from it. Hey, I just sat back with my coffee and watched! In the end...sort of broke my heart really....the whole learn from your mistakes.... hurts to watch.... even little moments like these.
I am sure I will have many more mornings like these. Wouldn't trade them for the world though.... I love them to bits.... and, as Buzz would say, "to infinity and beyond".
He's not a teenager yet. I have been warned it gets worse.