Husband and I have never been good at living like functional adults. Common organizational and housekeeping practices reveal themselves to us as pure, unadulterated nodes of brilliance.
For example, when we moved into our current abode, instead of utilizing the hall closet, we just threw our shoes in the corner, and hung our coats and bags on the stair banisters.
A couple months later, we remembered we had a perfectly good coat tree in the basement. We brought it upstairs, and lo and behold - the coats were no longer thrown haphazardly on the stairs! Brilliant!
Now the coat tree groans under the weight of my purse, diaper bag, backpack, Preschooler’s backpack, and 329 coats. Suddenly, Husband had a flash of brilliance - Hooks!
He put four hooks on the wall. Now all our bags hang on hooks on the wall, and our coats are on a coat tree, and our shoes, well, they’re still heaped on the floor.
Husband and I turned and looked at each other and thought, “Wow! We’re just like real people now!”
Then Preschooler noticed the hooks. They BLEW HER MIND.
Preschooler: “What’s that? How is mommy’s purse up there?”
Husband: “Look, honey. HOOKS!”
Apparently Husband and I forget that we are no longer in college, and can afford to go to a store and buy something we need, as opposed to having to improvise using old cardboard boxes and aluminum foil.
And it is because of that, that our children will continue to be amazed by normal household objects, well into their adult years.