Yankees vs. Red Sox.
Tom vs. Jerry.
Pepsi vs. Coke.
Holly vs. her toy closet.

Nirvana Stadium, March 27, 2008:

Advantage Closet.
Closet: 1
Holly: 0

Nirvana Stadium, March 30, 2008:

Holly ties it up.
Closet: 1
Holly: 1

Nirvana Stadium, May 6, 2008:

Advantage Closet.
Closet: 2
Holly: 1

Nirvana Stadium, May 6, 2008 (double header):

Holly ties it up.
Closet: 2
Holly: 2

Holly has requested an investigation into Team Closet. The playing field does not seem to be level. It appears that Team Closet often has too many men on the field:

36 comments:

Rachel said...

Holly, you are so cute and clever. I would definitely say you are at a significant disadvantage there.

mommeeof9 said...

There is only one of you- you are outnumbered 3 to 1. That means they can mess up three times faster than you can clean...

Angie said...

OOOOhhh man, Just in the last 6 months when Grant was 4-1/2 and gavin was 6, I started making them clean up the toyroom. You would think I asked Grant to clean up his own vomit or something. He cries. His head hurts. his legs don't work. He's too hungry. He's tired. He's.... It is exhausting to listen to him, but so funny at the same time - his drama. Anyway, since they know they will be the ones tidying, you would be amazed at how much less mess develops. I was amazed.

KEEP BELIEVING

On a limb with Claudia said...

I can only bow to that kind of skill. All Hail Holly. HAIL!! QUEEN ORGANIZER!

Really, if there was a nobel prize for closet cleaning (which there should be), I'd totally vote for you!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Game, set, match to the boys. I wish I only had a closet. I have two whole rooms like that. But, you are such a domestic diva, dear.

Jennifer H said...

My money's on you in the end. After all, the closet probably has a lock on it. :-)

Sandy C. said...

ROFL! You are totally out numbered. I can so relate to that mess. Two rooms in my house that look like that all. the. time.

Mommy Cracked said...

My living room floor looks like when the closet outnumbered you right now. *sigh* We'll never win.

A Mom Two Boys said...

That gives me a headache.

JCK said...

You hit this one out of the ball park, girlie!

jennyonthespot said...

I feel your pain

the planet of janet said...

you're in big trouble here .... always playing the catch-up strategy never gets you the big win.

seems it's time to use the penalty box.

Happy Campers said...

:) You're funny....taking pictures of the messy closet. That's Reese's favorite place to play at your house. A mini Man Cave :)

Lisa said...

It looks like never ending rivalry-stay strong!

Lisa said...

Just noticed your google ad for 'gay chubbing dating' wth do you think triggered google to put this on your site---clean closets and potluck?!

Nicole said...

So glad I'm not the only one with cleanup boomerang issues.

Courtney said...

You are definitely at a disadvantage. Good luck keeping up with that!

Sadie said...

*lol* Something tells me that Closet will be in the lead in no time!!!

Suzie said...

Ive given up my closets are just gonna stay scary until 2028

Queen Mommy said...

I just use a shovel.

Misty said...

you are a brave, brave soul to even tackle it... honestly...

Greta said...

{deep sigh} My whole house is your toy closet.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

But don't you feel so good every time you get it done? And the feeling probably lasts for about 0.7 seconds until the boys are at it again.

InTheFastLane said...

That's Great! My mom laughed at me when I said that I thought I was going to take a day off work to clean my son's room. But, it might take a whole day and would just like your closet by the next :)

Sleeping with Ward Cleaver said...

Oh, Holly, hon, you clearly have wayyyy too much time on your hands if you're bothering to clean up the toy closet! Isn't that something that eventually fades away, like when the kids head off to college?
If you're ever my way I am so going to rope you into cleaning out some of my closets too ;-)

liv said...

Holly is rocking it. Liv is losing in the great housework rivalry.

jennifer said...

Oh how I GET this. Damn toys just refuse to stay where I tell them.

Elizabeth said...

Hey, THAT'S MY Basement!
Actually, My sewing/ craft/art/ Laundry area is as bad as the kids area...It's just that I have to WALK through their stuff to get to mine. We had a friend over to play this afternoon and while my 9 year old took her piano lesson, my 7 year old and the 9 yo friend cleaned up enough to play down there! Yay positive peer pressure!
He actually suggested it and she did it...I'VE benn asking for several WEEKS. Blessing Holly.
Ain't it fun to get the stuff organized? Even if it is only for a little while. Pax, EJT

Manic Mommy said...

Dude. It's Red Sox, not Red Socks.

(Manic Mommy is Bostonian)

I'm just jealous of your closet. Do you just rake everything back in there at night and call it clean? Awesome.

Sleeping with Ward Cleaver said...

Uh, Manic? D'you know I actually DID use a rake on my son's room when he was younger? It worked wonders on all of those little Lego bits...
Should I be assumed to admit that?

Purple Teacup said...

And just think, I've seen it in real life!

Elaine A. said...

Thanks for making me giggle. It does seem you are somewhat outnumbered.

But at least you have a closet and not an entire den for them to destroy (like someone I know...)

LaskiGal said...

Hilarious! TWO many "men"--love it!

When I first saw that pic I thought, "I've seen this ridiculously clean closet before!" Then, I saw the "before" and knew what I was in for!

Can't wait to see how the next game turns out . . .

EatPlayLove said...

AAh, I remember that picture. I love how excited my girls are to play with the toys that are organized and how desperate my attempts are to get them to play with anything but the organized toys.

VDog said...

HOE-LEE SCHNAP GURL! That is KUH-Razy. Crazy. The clean pictures, I mean.

Good luck. You'll need it.

dawn224 said...

I. adore. you.

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