Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Urge to Purge

No, I'm not following up a post about swamp ass with one about vomit.  Although this picture does make it look like Party City just threw up all over my carpet.

My latest article on the Patch discusses the mysterious accumulation of crap in my house.  What is it?  How did it get in my house?  What do I do with it now? 

Click HERE to find out.


  1. Uh, can you come over to my house? I need your help... Wait, never mind. You'd take one look at all our "coffee table" crap and pass out!

    Happy meals and birthday party crud and - don't forget that Halloween non-candy crap- for 4 of the last 5 years... my kid knows his inventory. As soon as I throw or give something away, he starts asking for it - obsessively. Soon, I will be building a warehouse annex. Later, I will have a career and business to pass on to him - we'll call the warehouse "Tchotchkes-R-Us" and the little guy can be the manager... except he'll refuse to sell any of it still....

  2. I couldn't comment there because firefox has difficulties with dialogue boxes, apparently.

    Best happy meal toy ever? Cloth frisbee. My daughter and I fling it at each other in the house without damage. Worst happy meal toy ever? All the other toys.

  3. "We have one of those multi-bin toy organizer shelf thingies that is overflowing with tchotchkes. This is where things like that hot pink yo-yo with the Adventist Health logo that has been sitting on your coffee table since the 4th of July parade go to die." that touched a nerve with me. or rang true. or whatever. I hate all the tiny plastic crap that we have everywhere now that we had kids! uggh. you rock. that is all.

  4. I'm happy to see Operation Christmas Child got a shout out from Autism Army Mom! Lauren will be thrilled!

    At one time, I had over 25 superballs in my house...and yes, they get bounced and hoarded in the pockets of my boys. : )

    I loved the "full circle" closing of the article...so clever, Lynn!