7 thoughts on “Dirty Little Secret

  1. I READ it. I could have WRITTEN it! Our experiences of youth and struggles as adults (and mothers) seem identical – except I'm older now and it's just my husband and I – still dealing with our own "closet messiness".

  2. I am glad you are writing. I think some of us are born organized and some of us aren't. Unfortunately, I fall somewhere in between. Solo, even after my kids are gone, they still come home and leave messes for Mom to straighten up. Five years of college stuff , is what I am dealing with now.
    Karen

  3. Great piece! And I can attest that the methods of lax one day and strict another does not yield results. But I can also observe that the gene wins in the end….witness my son's apartment. Though he lives far off in Santa Fe, I would bet the house that the place is a MESS on any given day!

  4. I love this post….brings so many of my personal "issues" to the forefront. I have one child who is a neat-nick; one child who married one; and one who, God only knows how, survives. As for me, I have decided that there must be some creative benefit to being messy, I hope.
    I love the S&L baskets, might just have to get a few.
    Thanks.
    Mary

  5. Patricia, this is moi! However another artist friend is coming over to help me get organized before surgery. She is doing closets!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Artists Series

  6. Great piece and whilst 4 out of 5 of us here are neat freaks there is one, and she knows who she is, with whom I despair. I LOVED your 'instiller of knowledge and neuroses' and 'parenting with a little resolve and a little hypocrisy'. Pure genius.

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