When I saw the pile of Barbie stuff dumped on Anya's bedroom floor, my heart started racing and I almost hyperventilated.The picture below represents about 20% of the actual Barbie loot. I'm not kidding or exaggerating.
I spent tonight matching up Barbie shoes and sorting the clothes - Barbie, Ken and the little sister, whatever her name is. I guess there is a little little sister too because there were some tiny clothes that I couldn't figure out who they belonged to. I started organizing the clothes by season, but realized I needed to stop the insanity.
Do I have permission to toss the shoes that don't match? How about some of those Barbie brushes? Does Barbie need 54 combs and brushes?
For all of you needing a boost on the spring cleaning, take my advice and just dive in. It feels so good when it's done and all sorted out. Your kids might not like it - Anya's comment was, "sooo what does this mean, I don't get to change my Barbie into any new clothes?" but I think to have 10 outfits versus 65 outfits will be just as much fun, right? Okay, maybe not...but then at least your mom won't have a heart attack when she enters your room.
Yes, those are plastic bags. Desperate times call for desperate measures.