I let the kids chose some stuff at the art store the other day. One thing they got was a bag of sparkly spangly sequins.
As it so happens, this last weekend I found a bunch of little plastic containers at the army surplus store that I knew I needed even if I wasn't sure exactly why.
I am not an overly obsessive person...okay, well, maybe I am more so than some...but I do like to have things neat and organized. Which doesn't really happen, but I go on pretending, anyway, because it is part of my sanity. What little I have. Attracted by the sparkly things and tiny containers, we started organizing the sequins. Really. And, it's not just you who thinks that, well, that might be kind of a dumb idea. Sometimes I do weird and kind of dumb things...but I do them anyway because...I just want to.
Anyway, this way I will probably find really cool uses for them that I would have avoided otherwise...there really are some cool shapes and things in the bag. And the kids like to play with them, so they want to organize them, as well...not a bad activity for some moments. Messy, but you know, when are kids not. Not all messes are created equal.
Yeah, they are already getting all over the floor. But they aren't stickers, so...whatever, really. There are so many other messes that drive me much more nuts; somehow this hardly registers on the scale. They at least make the dirty floor all sparkly.