Ummmmm....I think I've been away too long. I feel out of my depth navigating the "new" blogger dashboard. Is it new? Sheesh.
And I don't know how much I'll continue blogging here, but I've stumbled on a few things lately that need to be recorded (mostly for me) and this seems the best place to do it.
Today, it's a list. We did some room re-arranging and organizing for the boys in preparation for back to school and I helped Charlie clean his dresser out and move his clothes to a new one. His whole bottom drawer, as it turns out, was dubbed his "treasure" drawer a while back.
He hoards, people. It's scary but also insanely adorable. About a third of the way through his treasures, I decided I needed to make a list of everything he had going on in there, because it says so much about Charlie.
It also says a lot about me, because I could TOTALLY understand why he was keeping about 75% of what he was keeping. And that is scary.
So, here you go:
(the quotes are his commentary)
- 2 dried grapevines with really cool spirals
- 18 perfectly sharpened pencils
- assorted sticky-backed craft jewels
- several hundred 1x1 legos (the boys have a complicated trading game in which these legos are currency - Charlie's rich)
- a cast-off cosmetic bag filled with 8 bluejay feathers
- 11 beer bottle caps
- a handful of Ukrainian kopeks
- 4 birthday cards from his grandmas
- 1 Valentine from his Mom
- 2 miniature paper airplanes
- part of a packing box - "Because when you put the two pieces together it makes a perfect circle."
- 1 shiny rock - "It's so cool, because it's shaped like a van...and a gun."
- 1 empty wipes box and 2 empty small mailing boxes - "In case I need to keep small things."
- 1 large top of an acorn - "The inside part grew smaller and smaller so I just kept this part."
- 1 favorite Matchbox car
- 2 ziplocks of Legos, one of which is only red pieces
- 2 shells of large pond snails
- 1 dry snake skin
- 3 plastic knives
- 1 ziplock of shells from the beach
- 1 crow feather
- 2 empty ziplocks - "Also for small things I might need to keep."
- a milk jug
- a syrup bottle
- a tennis ball
- a small mostly in tact bird's nest - "I'll keep this out until the end and put it on top, so it won't get broken apart."