The Crazy Suburban Mom: What's with all the crap on the stairs?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

What's with all the crap on the stairs?

Do you have stairs in your house?

They aren't really stairs are they?

What they really are is a mid-point for everything in the free world that needs to go from one floor to another.

And all of us in the know that never happens.


And the really sad thing is that's the view people get when they first walk in my house.

Oh wait. That's not right...


THIS is the view people get BEFORE they walk into my house.

So, let's explore this phenomenon, shall we?

If that teetering pile of crap BIG ENOUGH TO HAVE IT'S OWN GRAVITATIONAL PULL (for Pete's sake) is there because...

"I'll get that next time I go upstairs"

How come some of that has been there a month?

You guys can't fool me. I may not pay attention to everything but I KNOW at least one of you has been upstairs in the last month.

Let's look closer shall we?


Oh dude, not that close.

If you ever think of getting a jewel tone carpet, revisit this picture. If you do you will realize that dirt isn't actually a dirt color. No, it's true. Dust, specks of dirt and random schumtz are all rather pale.


Okay, I'll cop to the make-up bag. But the rest?

(Taking a deep cleansing breath)

Give me a minute - I need to go to my happy place before I blow that aneurysm.

The Secret Sits

I'm much better now.


What did I do?

I'm a big note leaver. I do it because when I get upset like this and I want to express my frustration what ends up coming out of my mouth is a lot like this guy.

Yeah, the talking stain guy, from the Tide To Go commercial. So I've taken to leaving notes.

I cleaned up the steps and left this in place of the pile. I've done this before and it's remarkably effective. While people seem to leave junk on top of junk rather easily... They think twice before leaving it on top of a stop sign.


If you want you're own Clutter is a crime against nature sign....You can download your own here . If your family has an odd sense of humor like mine, it might even work!


Christina 4/30/09, 11:14 AM  

Oh.... I love it and thanks for sharing!!

LZ 4/30/09, 11:22 AM  

No doubt...My stairs act as coat holders, hampers and bookshelves. It's a wonder no one has gotten hurt...

Mommy24cs 4/30/09, 1:06 PM  

I'm sad to say that it is I who is guilty of leaving the stuff on the stairs. Granted they are not all of my things. I am usually the one who ends up taking them upstairs because for some reason the pile is invisible to my children's eyes.

tracy 4/30/09, 1:13 PM  

mommy23cs -Don't feel bad about it... Hey, I've walked past all that stuff for the last month too :) And that is my make-up bag...

Thats the problem with clutter - if its there longer than 30 minutes it becomes invisible.

Lz - oh yeah.. it gets rediculous doesnt it???? A real obstacle course

Christina! :)

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