Thursday, July 10, 2008

My School Room.....

When we bought our house, I loved everything about it - the big kitchen, three bedrooms, one and a half baths, etc. The only thing I didn't like (well not the ONLY thing!) was a door in the back bedroom that led to the roof of the kitchen. I always hated that door and when we put Sarah in that room after she was born I worried non-stop about someone coming in and snatching her. I begged Andy to take the door down and put in a window when he renovated her room (before her arrival), but he had a dream of an enclosed porch. So, the door stayed.

A few years ago, Andy came to me with the idea of adding a room off of Sarah's bedroom and making it into a schoolroom. Can you believe I actually fought the idea?!?!?! I don't know what I was thinking! I don't know what I would do without the schoolroom! We love doing school in it as it is so bright and cheery. Currently, however, it is a disaster area! It should have a sign that says "Hard Hat Area Only"! As a result of a challenge that another blog I enjoy reading is giving, Brenda's Keeping it Real gathering, I am going to let you see this disaster and show you how utterly unorganized I am right now!

I am beyond embarrassed! I finished portfolios in the beginning of June and just left the mess! You can see in the photos that I kind of just dropped everything and left! And to think I am starting school in three weeks! CRAZY! The two older kids are at camp next week and I am planning on spending a good number of hours de-cluttering and organizing the schoolroom for next year, so please come back and see the new and improved schoolroom next week!

One of the reasons my schoolroom is such a mess is because of a certain almost three year-old!!! Do you see in the picture below the small bucket of pearler beads in the center? Do you see that they are all over the floor? Sometime last week he stole into the room, opened the bucket, and proceeded to THROW THEM EVERYWHERE!!!!!! They are everywhere! The black you see next to the yellow star and white heart is his attempt at art with a black crayon. It is currently his dark crayon and bright bead phase in his artistic expression! I need to get a better lock on the door to prevent him from getting into the room when no one is there to supervise!

4 comments:

Carrie in Texas said...

If you have not already cleaned up the pearler beads please do not vaccume them if possible, we did that once and the vaccume smelled like burned rubber for MONTHS!

Your school is very bright and cheery! I love the counter like shelf with the storage undeneath.

Hi I'm Sheila! said...

Thanks for sharing. I just love your school room, your right it's looks so open and cheery. I see you have alot of stuff also....I can't wait to come back and see your pictures next week. I'll be back.....
Thanks again for sharing....

Hugs,
Sheila

Brenda said...

Aack! I didn't know you had added to the Mr. Linky--sorry!
Your room is huge! And really, the 2 year old could have done much more damage than he did! I don't blame you for just walking out.

Hope you had some time to get organized. I started working on my room and it looks like these pics right now. I have 3 weeks though!

Thanks for sharing!

Faithseed said...

Oh, those beads! I thought it would be a great idea to give a bucket of them to my girly 3 year old. Bad, bad idea. I find them everywhere. I commented that I'll probably keep finding them after she is married. Sigh. I have a Kirby, and thankfully can vacuum them up with it!

Great schoolroom!!! I can't wait to see what it looks like later!