Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Welcome to the Jungle

As if my house isn’t enough of a zoo with five kids and two dogs, we have another animal problem. 

When I tried to get into the closet in the girls room I was met with some resistance from the jungle animals.  The girls love stuffed animals.  Where do they all come from?  It seems like they appear out of thin air, but I guess they mainly come as birthday and Christmas presents.  We went through the Care Bare, Build-a Bear and Webkinz phase.  Now we have over 60 stuffed animals that all usually end up in a pile like this.


I had put them all in a rubbermaid in the closet last time I tried to organize and that didn’t work.  They kept escaping.  So I took all the stuffed animals I could find and lined them up on the bed, execution style neatly.  I was tempted to just toss them when the kids were gone, but I didn’t.

The girls and I worked together on deciding which ones should go.  


We filled up a garbage bag bound for Saver’s.  It was hard but they handled it pretty well.


Then I did the unthinkable.  I ordered something dreadful to help with animal control.


I don’t know why I have such distaste for Pet Nets.  I just think they are tacky.  I don’t know why I care, since I am obviously not the queen of class when it comes to decorating. 

I knew it was the only way so I ordered not one, but two of those dreadful things.  Desperate times call for desperate measures.



Isn’t it tacky?  I don’t like it but I do like being able to vacuum and walk into the walk-in closet without being attacked by a mob of animals. 

1 comment:

Peter and Nancy said...

Ha! I will not pass any judgement on the pet net for two reasons. 1.) I am still laughing too hard at "execution style," and 2.) the crib in our daughter's room is full of stuffed animals who will have to be evicted when our next child arrives. Where will they go?!? Perhaps a pet net . . . :o)