Happy New Year everyone! I wish I had some exciting pictures from New Year's Eve to show you...but we have small kids. We celebrated "New York New Year's" at 9pm with the kids, put them to bed, and then my husband worked on his computer while I watched a few episodes of Grimm. Yes, we are exciting.
You know what is even more exciting? My picture for this week....ta da!
Yes, those are boxes. What is in all those boxes?
Books. Children's books.
I firmly believe that you can never have enough books (my husband disagrees with me on this point) and I make sure that my kids have books. Unfortunately, while my kids like to read their books, the don't actually like to put them away.
Sooo....yesterday I gathered up ALL of their books and weeded out the books that have fallen apart or that they've outgrown (and there weren't many of either of those). Then I divided most of the remaining 272 books into 12 piles and put each pile into a box. At the first of each month, we'll box up all the books from the previous month and then get out a new box.
I did pull out the bedtime picture books for my son and the chapter books for my daughter--those will stay in their rooms. And, to show you all how anal I am, I put all the books in a spreadsheet to keep track of everything. Sad, I know.
Next week, I'm hoping for a more exciting picture....but at least I can say this is a productive picture!