I have a little obsession with reality TV. I admit that. Perhaps they were having a Hoarders mini marathon on, Sunday night. I LOVE watching that show. I think it is appeasing to my inner OCD, and justifies my obsession with throwing things away. I know that my friend, Kim, will understand my need to throw things away. It is very hard to live in my house sometimes, especially with all of the little toys lying around.
After the first episode, Angry Kid came and sat down with me. He wanted to see what I was watching. I told him the title, Hoarders. He did not understand, but he say it with his own eyes…that was enough. It was really sad though when they started showing children’s rooms.
I explained to Angry Kid that these people keep a lot of stuff, and don’t clean up. I told him that never put things in the trash, give them to charity, or put things away. Angry Kid instantly looked at the floor in the living room. I saw that there were Legos, and other small toys all over. He immediately started picking up his toys and placing them in boxes nearby.
Angry Kid then said, “I don’t want bugs in my room.” One of the children on the show had bugs in his bed. I think that completely freaked Angry Kid out. So every time his mess gets a little out of hand, I might have to remind him about watching Hoarders.
This is what the living room/family room table looked like after he picked up his mess. I’m pretty impressed. He did it all by himself.
P.S. I’m pretty excited. There’s a Hoarder’s Marathon on Memorial Day. I’m working that day, but totally setting the DVR.