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Does This Curriculum Make My Butt Look Big??

I'm reading a book called "Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Big?"  Living in a household of men, we have shared a LOT of laughs about the title of that book!  But today I was wondering.... if you collect curriculum, like I collect clutter, what would happen?  I wonder if collecting curriculum might make people feel like failures?  I do notice that my friends who are "curriculum junkies" are usually the same friends that feel like they never do enough, or never finish a book, or can't seem to find the magic potion (ehem, I mean "perfect curriculum") to magically make their children perfect.  So maybe if you are feeling like a failure, you can de-clutter your curriculum shelf and feel better!  Just an idea.

On the other hand, I've been trying to de-clutter my house, and my backside still doesn't seem any smaller at all!



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Guest - J W on Saturday, 02 August 2008 20:53

Hey, keep all those books - in the event of a nuclear war, all those books lining your walls could shield you from the worst of the radiation!!! Just kidding.

Gee, a few weeks ago, I sold roughly 120 pounds of books, and my shelves don't look any thinner. Maybe it's because my mom and I bought too many of Lee's old school books at her garage sales over the years ;-)

Hey, keep all those books - in the event of a nuclear war, all those books lining your walls could shield you from the worst of the radiation!!! Just kidding. Gee, a few weeks ago, I sold roughly 120 pounds of books, and my shelves don't look any thinner. Maybe it's because my mom and I bought too many of Lee's old school books at her garage sales over the years ;-)
Guest - Sharon - Momn4boys (website) on Monday, 04 August 2008 07:57

Ha - this is perfect timing! I've been looking at my shelves trying to declutter and a lot of what I pick up... I put back "just in case" I ever need this.

I may just get ruthless and sell it! I have WAY more than my boys will ever be able to do anyway.

Then I'll have some extra cash to get a few things for the future.

Ha - this is perfect timing! I've been looking at my shelves trying to declutter and a lot of what I pick up... I put back "just in case" I ever need this. I may just get ruthless and sell it! I have WAY more than my boys will ever be able to do anyway. Then I'll have some extra cash to get a few things for the future.
Guest - Beth Gordon on Monday, 04 August 2008 12:26

Oh my, you are talking about me. How did you know?

Last month we moved our homeschool room from the upstairs family room to the downstairs den. My loving dh put up new bookshelves for me and I filled them up with ALL our books. He saw the shelves and promptly told me I was going to have to light the load.

So I started taking down all the curricula that my dd had outgrown (she's in 9th grade now) but never used. Then I boxed up all the things I knew she would not use for a few years. Then I boxed up more things. Finally I am working on having ONLY the books/curricula I know and *think* we might use this school year.

Let me tell you the room seems bigger and has much more light when it's not filled with all that homeschool clutter that was making me feel overwhelmed and anxious. I hope that we will get to use all or most of the wonderful things we own, but not looking at them all day, every day helps me feel that what is out on the shelves is actually a reasonable workload that can be completed.

And that's a wonderful feeling.

Oh my, you are talking about me. How did you know? Last month we moved our homeschool room from the upstairs family room to the downstairs den. My loving dh put up new bookshelves for me and I filled them up with ALL our books. He saw the shelves and promptly told me I was going to have to light the load. So I started taking down all the curricula that my dd had outgrown (she's in 9th grade now) but never used. Then I boxed up all the things I knew she would not use for a few years. Then I boxed up more things. Finally I am working on having ONLY the books/curricula I know and *think* we might use this school year. Let me tell you the room seems bigger and has much more light when it's not filled with all that homeschool clutter that was making me feel overwhelmed and anxious. I hope that we will get to use all or most of the wonderful things we own, but not looking at them all day, every day helps me feel that what is out on the shelves is actually a reasonable workload that can be completed. And that's a wonderful feeling.
Guest - Lee (website) on Monday, 04 August 2008 12:32

Sadly, even *I* still have curriculum sitting around the house! I'm going to have a garage sale soon, but for Heaven's sake! My children have been graduated for two years now!

Bad news, though. Last night my Alex was looking for his "Uncle Eric" series on economics and government, and couldn't find it. Could it be that the ONE curriculum I should have kept as a memento is the one that I've gotten rid of? Ack! Now you see, this is why I have such a hard time getting rid of things!

Blessings,
Lee

Sadly, even *I* still have curriculum sitting around the house! I'm going to have a garage sale soon, but for Heaven's sake! My children have been graduated for two years now! Bad news, though. Last night my Alex was looking for his "Uncle Eric" series on economics and government, and couldn't find it. Could it be that the ONE curriculum I should have kept as a memento is the one that I've gotten rid of? Ack! Now you see, this is why I have such a hard time getting rid of things! Blessings, Lee
Guest - J W on Monday, 04 August 2008 19:46

Lee's having a garage sale... must resist... must resist... must resist...

Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

Um... When is the sale going to be?

Oh well, if I don't go, my mom's bound to run across the sale and buy me something. It's hopeless. At least Lee's "clutter" is good stuff.

Lee's having a garage sale... must resist... must resist... must resist... Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh! Um... When is the sale going to be? Oh well, if I don't go, my mom's bound to run across the sale and buy me something. It's hopeless. At least Lee's "clutter" is good stuff.
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