I remember dreading August as a child. It was hot, hot, hot. All I wanted to do was enjoy the last few weeks of summer. But, noo-oo! My mother would drag all of last year’s school clothes out and make me try them on, even the winter ones. In August!
My 10-year old son is actually a good sport about trying school clothes on. He doesn’t complain (much) and we have a good time talking and goofing around.
This year we took extra time to organize his drawers. When my children were younger, I only asked that the clothes be in the drawer. I didn’t worry about the drawers looking nice inside. We hang most of their clothes up, so the only things jumbled up in the drawers were underwear, socks, pajamas and bathing suits. However, now that my son is 10, he’s old enough to start keeping the insides of the drawers neat.
This is the first drawer we tackled.
We sorted through everything, pulled out items that didn’t fit or he doesn’t like, folded the remaining items and put them back in the drawer.
Less than 5 minutes later it looked like this.
Drawer number 3 didn’t hold any surprises, just work.
Here’s what we eliminated. It was both productive and fun chatting with my son while we were working.
And now we can enjoy the last week of the summer.