|Exhibit A1: The kitchen.|
I have a lot of childhood memories of my mother being very stressed out about the state of our house. I remember feeling like my mom was missing out on a lot of fun because she was always trying to organize and stuff.
|Exhibit A2: Detail of the kitchen|
As much stress as the lack of cleanliness caused, she was fighting a losing battle. Despite her crusades against clutter, all four of her progeny are pretty much slobs. We have a collective tendency to roll our eyes at folks who regularly clean their windows and change sheets once a week. I have a terrible time with basic stuff like actually walking across the room to put things away, and (blush) even throw trash away. My sisters are worse. When I helped them clean out an apartment they shared a few years back, even I was grossed out by the mess - and it takes a lot to gross me out.
|Exhibit B: Toys gone mad.|
|Exhibit C: Crap everywhere!!!|