Today’s WFMW tip is one that caused me, at first, to worry about how seriously obsessive compulsive I might be. Then, over time, I began to see how really useful it is. I color coordinate my kids school supplies!
No, wait! I’m really not insane! Imagine, three kids at one table, each with their various school supplies. When it comes time to use the scissors you might hear cries of, “Hey! You’re using my scissors!” or “I had those first.”
Yet, when it’s time to clean up, “Those aren’t my scissors!” or “You were using those scissors. You have to put them up.”
That doesn’t happen at my house. One wonderful year, Wal-mart offered supply boxes with three different color choices for lids. They also happened to offer Flexi-rulers in the same colors. This year, they offered the three color choices in scissors. And, Target even upped the ante with matching compasses and protractors (for my oldest).
I know, and so do the kids, whose scissors are whose. Whose ruler has been left lying in the floor. Whose supply box hasn’t been put away. See? It’s not insanity; it’s genius! Well, at the very least, it works for me.