Today I suddenly come to my senses - Hey, instead of getting flipping mad over a storm in a teacup, I've decided to take it like a good gentlewoman would - I just have to learn to live with the fact that I'm living with MY KIDS under the same roof! So it doesn't really matter if they leave their stuff everywhere, right?
Below are all the signs telling you that - hey, there's a monkey, or two, living here.....
Sign No 1: Bearbear's elephant watering can is forever sitting next to my herbs and stuff in the kitchen.
"Mama, I'm going to help you water your plants." He says.
"You mean, you want to splash water all over MY kitchen floor?" I say.
Sign No 2: Fridge door - this is my area for putting up shopping list, bus schedule of our condo, fogging schedule etc but Bearbear finds space here to hang up two soft toys for himself and his little brother. This is also a place where Bearbear shows off his colouring talent.
My goodness, he even puts up HIS OWN photo on the fridge door - an old photo taken when he was about one year old. I did try to remove the photo and hide it somewhere but Bearbear managed to locate it and put it back up.
"Mama, I like to see my photo on the fridge. I think it looks nice here."
Sign No 3: Bearbear's pencil (the one with a red butterfly on top) is a fixture in my study. I wonder why he's still keeping this pencil - both wings of the butterfly have long been ripped off!
Sign No 4: What's this robot doing on my bookshelf? I don't want it HERE!
Sign No 5: You'll find some creatures with tiny feet sharing your shoe rack. The pair of green crocs in the pic below belongs to baby Piggy. His shoes are slowly taking over the limited space on our shoe rack.
Sign No 6: Bearbear likes to keep his toys in the bathroom. Look, here's Ben 10 Wildmutt who constantly stares at me while I'm having a bath. Not a comfortable thought.
Bearbear likes his toys but he doesn't realise that for people who don't appreciate Ben 10 Wildmutt, it's a damned fugly looking monster!
OK. Enough of this ranting. Time to go and tidy up again.