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Friday, September 08, 2006

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This is a picture of my kids' kitchen cabinet . After grocery shopping last week, they decided to organize it. At first they argued about what was going to go where. I suggested they take turns or maybe each take a shelf. But the arguing continued, like I wasn't there. Finally, as I made the lasagna and left them to solve the issue on their own, they did.

I wish I had thought to take a photo before, but I didn't have anything to do with this brainstorm. Actually, "before" pictures of anything in my house might be more than my faithful readers can bear, anyway.

I did think to take the after pic because it occurred to me this story would make an excellent Pass the Torch Tuesday post. I caught them being good -- demonstrating responsibility and empowerment, and solving a problem. Then I realized it would be a great Tackle it Tuesday post, even though they tackled it rather than me. And OH! The Photo hunt theme this week is FOOD! Letting my kids work out their problems Works For Me. My Wordless Wednesday posts are never wordless anyway. And can you find THIRTEEN items of food in this pantry??


Just living my life one meme at a time...


UPDATE: If you're participating in any of these memes this week, please leave your permalink in Mr. Linky with an abbreviation (PH, Torch, Tackle, WW, WFMW, TT)





This week's Pass the Torch Tuesday Hub is here.
This week's Tackle it Tuesday hub is here.

54 Comments:

  • The fact that you got all of the memes out of one incident is just giving me the giggles. Good post!

    By Anonymous Mary, At 12:30 AM  

  • Kelly, Gee you are a great multi-tasker...hehe I am so impressed with the things you come up with for your kids...what a great idea and what a great Mom! :)

    By Blogger Pamela, At 1:11 AM  

  • I would have loved to see the "before" picture! hehehe! Great job at multi-tasking!

    By Anonymous Kailani, At 4:05 AM  

  • Cute photo!

    By Anonymous Dani, At 5:46 AM  

  • Wow, girl you are good. A picture and a commerical (wink, wink) Tell the kids to come on over!

    By Blogger Lazy Daisy, At 8:25 AM  

  • They did a great job. I huoe they are proud of themselves.

    By Blogger Barbara, At 8:27 AM  

  • Can you send your children over to our house and tackle my overstuffed pantry, which I'm like you won't be posting any "before" pictures of. This is like "kill 5 birds with one stone".

    By Blogger Waya, At 8:49 AM  

  • Wow! They did a great job organizing!

    By Anonymous Lisa, At 9:18 AM  

  • You had me laughing! All the memes! Cute pic!

    Happy Saturday!

    By Blogger Jodi, At 9:46 AM  

  • hey it works and you got two kids to help you fix it all up pretty and organized. mines up.

    By Blogger Expat Traveler, At 10:27 AM  

  • do you want to send them over to organize mine? Just kidding - mine is actually pretty bare.

    My PH is up

    By Anonymous Caroline, At 11:11 AM  

  • Beautiful -- both objects. the cupboard and the kids.

    I have two that are in dire need of rehabilitation. Cupboards not kids.

    By Blogger Pamela, At 11:15 AM  

  • Okay, I want to borrow your pantry organizing team. My pantry is a disaster.

    By Blogger Maribeth, At 11:16 AM  

  • Nice idea ! Is that your winter stock ?

    By Blogger Gattina, At 11:40 AM  

  • Great photo and extra credit for covering the meme bases!

    By Blogger Michael, At 11:54 AM  

  • For some reason my kids never orangize their food. They just grab and eat and leave it messy. Sigh.

    By Blogger TNChick, At 12:04 PM  

  • Great photo! :)

    By Blogger GoofyJ, At 12:11 PM  

  • Great shelves. My kids LOVE organizing, but they don't LOVE maintaining it. I haven't figured out the magic bullet. Beating with a lead pipe hasn't worked yet.

    Oh, just kidding.

    Fun site...I'm off to browse it!

    By Blogger Pioneer Woman, At 12:21 PM  

  • Good training!

    My photo is up too.

    By Blogger Viamarie, At 12:27 PM  

  • Great food pic! I do TT too.

    By Blogger MysteriousLady, At 12:50 PM  

  • Very cute!!

    Mine's up :)

    By Blogger Teena, At 1:01 PM  

  • Looks so neat and organized. At my house, however it would not stay that way long! Great photo.

    By Blogger Lori, At 1:44 PM  

  • Very organized kitchen cabinet! loved your meme post. You know, "you meme the world to me", read it somewhere this week!

    By Blogger mar, At 1:46 PM  

  • ....and they did a terrific job of work too I might add.

    Cuties, both of them

    Mine's posted

    By Anonymous Wystful 1, At 2:01 PM  

  • Talk about multi tasking!!! WTG!!

    Happy Saturday!

    By Blogger YellowRose, At 2:22 PM  

  • at least they have good food on the shelf. Mine would have at least featured some pop tarts. :)

    By Blogger Carmen, At 4:32 PM  

  • heheehehe
    Ingenious way to get 'em all in!
    I think the end justifies the means in this case!
    Cheers to the kids!



    mine is up

    By Blogger Lynn, At 7:40 PM  

  • This was a BRILLIANT way to "catch up"! I've been wanting to spend some time with you, so off I go to read more :).

    By Blogger Robin, At 9:46 AM  

  • Here for the Tuesday Tackle! Letting the kids do the job is great. They learn so much if only how to get along to organize a shelf! Nice shot of smiling faces!

    By Blogger FruitfulSpirit, At 8:43 AM  

  • Wow, how cute. Have your kids do the work....

    By Blogger Kili @ Live Each Moment, At 9:44 AM  

  • That was too cool how you got all of your meme's done in one shot!

    How neat that your kids did that for you! And what a great job they did too.

    I did my first Tackle it this week.

    By Anonymous Pixiepincessmom, At 1:37 PM  

  • Oh, wonderful job! I love the way the kids organized by color and size. Very left-brained, LOL! We don't always give our logical minds enough of a workout. And not only that, but there was a spirit of cooperation there, too. Not sure...but I think that's a right-brain function. Yep, left and right brainwork! Smart, smart kids you have!

    By Blogger Mom2fur, At 1:52 PM  

  • Am just catching up with my visiting.........great idea having the kids do a tackle.......wonder if i can convince my boy to do next weeks......while I sit and sip coffee....

    By Blogger Tizzie, At 7:03 PM  

  • Very impressive! Now that's multi-tasking! lol!!

    Thanks for sharing! Your kiddos are too cute!

    By Anonymous Jenny, At 11:03 PM  

  • Looks like the kids did a great job of getting the shelf organized. You're pretty organized yourself to be able to get this post to fit into a number of memes at once too. LOL

    By Anonymous Tricia, At 1:40 AM  

  • WOW! that is great - not only is your tackle good but you tackled all your memes!!

    By Blogger Janice (5 Minutes for Mom), At 4:27 AM  

  • Great tackle & combination of memes! Way to go kids on working together! They did a fabulous job organizing things! I'm sure they learned an important lesson or two along the way. They're both very cute!

    By Blogger Erna, At 3:30 PM  

  • Great organisational skills just like their mother I would say :)

    By Blogger WendyWings, At 10:32 PM  

  • LOL! So creative and multi-tasking. Some may say this is cheating but wow... I am sooo impressed. Neat Pantry btw - you wouldn't wanna see mine. -M

    By Blogger Margaret, At 10:54 PM  

  • ha ha ha ha ha

    good for you. that was great.

    By Blogger Nancy, At 11:43 PM  

  • it is indeed the mother of all memes! that's great.

    and you seem to have really great kids. check out my list. you are #12. 13 types of people i admire.

    By Anonymous wrigley, At 2:31 AM  

  • Wow, impressive getting all the memes into one post! :) Nice job. :)

    By Anonymous Caylynn, At 3:12 AM  

  • Simply smart and creative...

    I love it!

    By Blogger Nadiah Alwi, At 3:45 AM  

  • I hope my kids are as helpful when they grow up... just solving their own issues rather coming to me all the while would be a big help! Of course right now, it's better for them to come to me... their idea of resolving issues is fighting!

    By Blogger Amanda, At 8:44 AM  

  • No fair! You did all those w. one post.

    You are so smart!

    By Anonymous nancy, At 9:48 AM  

  • We don't need to find 13 items - I see what really counts - The Cheerios!!
    Great picture and great-looking kids!

    By Anonymous Tee-T, At 10:04 AM  

  • You've inspired me to get my kids involved in cleaning ours!
    great way to get them all done with one post! I'm impressed!
    Happy Thursday!
    thanks for visiting my TT!

    By Blogger Christine, At 12:05 PM  

  • Now that's some fancy multi-tasking! How funny! Thanks for visiting and Happy Thursday!

    By Blogger Debby, At 1:14 PM  

  • there's a way to multi-task! That was fun that you got them all in there.

    By Blogger Jersey Girl, At 2:24 PM  

  • just blog hopping... its my first time to join TT.

    By Anonymous JO, At 6:32 PM  

  • Well, I see Cheerios. LOL! Great thing, to get them all done together.

    My TT is up.

    By Anonymous Barb, At 9:45 PM  

  • No 13 but who says we have to count that high?

    I linked your TT to TT - 13 Converts to Islam

    By Blogger bernie, At 9:51 PM  

  • Great post - the kids have done a great job

    By Blogger Incog & Nito, At 10:37 AM  

  • What a clever mom you are! I'm sure your kids had a great time doing this too.

    Mine is up.
    Cheers,
    Carol

    By Blogger Carol, At 7:23 PM  

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