Thursday, July 22, 2010

Flash Friday 55: Out of the Closet

Pressure steadily rises.

Suddenly, without warning, the closet doors burst forth.

Its contents spew across the floor, wreaking havoc within its wake.

Hundreds of stuffed animals come scurrying out

of their secret hiding place (beneath the bed).

Sigh.

There's no putting it off.

Looks like another job for Super Mommy

and her incredible side kick, Munchie Boy!


BEFORE

AFTER



The room is looking much bigger!


Bet you think we're hiding the mess behind the curtains


Wrong! 
There is now actual room for Munch to sleep in his own bed!


I am participating in Flash Friday 55. This weekly meme is brought to you by G-Man, over at Mr. Know it All. The object is to write a story or prose in exactly 55 words. Come join us and link your 55 in Mr. Know it All's comment section. See you there!

31 comments:

g-man said...

Polly...
This reminds me of an old radio program called Fibber McGee and Molly. His hall closet was a disaster!
Loved your 55 My Friend.
Always an excellent contribution from you ...
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Brian Miller said...

hehe. i had a few of those hiding places of my own as a boy. nice clean up job. nice 55.

Steven Anthony said...

I think we all (boys) hide stuff under our beds...lol

Mama Zen said...

Please, come to my house!

Mona said...

OMG! I remember this all too well!

Weezer said...

What else is the space under the bed for? If you ever get a spare weekend, I'll be glad to put you up for a few nights so you can help me organize. I do need help!
That looks like such a great comfortable room. I love the curtain on the bed.

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Wow...I love your after pictures. Really tidy and nice!

Btw Polly thanks for dropping by earlier and for your concern and support! Appreciate it!

mrsnesbitt said...

Love it when 55 fits round our everyday life!

Dx

Changnoi said...

I like the 'before' photo - gives it that 'played-in' look :)

Stan Ski said...

I have an 8 year old and a 2 year old - double the fun - but double the mess!

John's comments said...

Yes tidy and looking bigger so true. Our bedroom always takes on palatial airs when the clothes go to sleep in the wardrobes. My 55 here

Susan Deborah said...

I can see this as a metaphor for writing. When it becomes too much to hold inside that one has to spew out.

The words clutter within the mind and one day, they are split out in writing. Ah! what calm and what craft!

Have a fantastic weekend Polly :)

Joy always,
Susan

Julie Schuler said...

I LOVE the bunk beds. Those are just the kind I want to get for my boys.

blueviolet said...

When I do that, I just want to stand there and look for a long, long time.

Claudia said...

lol - such a nice 55!
Claudia

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Wonderful transformation! I wish my kids' rooms looked like that! Any sort of modification I've done has been instantly undone...very discouraging :(

The Ninja said...

First, that is a totally cute room! Second, what a huge difference and way to go Super Mommy and Munchie Boy! When you come to a town near me, let me know, I could use your help!

thamesarino said...

: )
I just did something similar in our playroom for my kids, but only when mine were away with thier Dad... they help but sometimes you just have to get in there and take care of it. Plus, don't tell the kids, but I often remove some of the stuff and they never know if they don't see it leaving! : )
I always take a before picture b/c when I am done, I can't beleive what a difference it makes when everything is actually put away... even in the corners(and it's amazing how much can be pushed into any corner)! : )
It certainly doesn't happen everyday at our house!
nice job! : )

Tina said...

...stuffed animals come scurrying out...GREAT line! Funny, we cleaned YellowBoy's room this week. Discovered he really does have a floor under all that crap.

Alice Audrey said...

And Super Mommy saves the day with her special skill - Organization!

Fun one!

Austin said...

This was really great! Thanks!

Mine is here

Life@Cee said...

5th Sister, great Flash Friday and what a wonderful job on the closet. This is my first time trying Flash Friday myself so stop by and see what you think
Cee

Willoughby said...

You and Munchie did a fabulous job! Oh how I love a neat, clean and organized closet!

swputh said...

I have done that without using a door;). Good reflection for me to some old memories... Nice one and hats off to your boy:)... mine is here

PattiKen said...

If Munchie Boy is anything like my boys were, good that you took a picture to remember it by when it's gone tomorrow.

I’m up here.

Erin said...

My brothers had bunk beds when they were growing up and I was always jealous. I'd love my girls to have bunk beds---assuming they want to continue sharing a room later on.....

You did a great job!

steveroni said...

Heck...I WAS "Munchie-Boy"...

Heck, again: I AM Munchie Boy--grin!

Thanks for the laugh, and reminder!

Mine is HERE

Holly said...

A familiar sight - my son's room..oh boy! Now the flying out of the closet that is my craft supplies!

The room looks great!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Neat clean up job!
I really enjoyed your 55!
Thanks for the smiles, Polly!
B xx

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a fabulous, and very neat, bedroom! Love the bunk beds!

Happy weekend.

jj

PS Stop by, I'm having a giveaway

the domestic mama said...

excellent job! I love before and afters!

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