"There is a common parental fallacy that a missing chess piece, or playing card, or Scrabble tile has to be somewhere in the house."
"An adult concept that kids find hard to fathom is that there is a rearrangement of toys that constitutes putting them away."
"The perfect family board game is one that can be played each time with fewer pieces."
"Strictly speaking, it's not a furniture arrangement when everything is exactly where you told the delivery people to just leave it for now."
"It is a fantasy of parents that children keep a snapshot in their heads of where everything would be if they put it all back where it belongs. "
"A child never thinks to look for a toy where he last threw it."
"If your older child has lost something, your younger child knows where it is."
Every household has an unorganized kitchen drawer --
a. where you can always find another pack of birthday candles.
b. that if you organized it, you'd need another kitchen drawer.
c. where you keep stuff that you don't mind emptying a drawer to find.
d. where you accumulate old wine corks for undesignated future use.
e. (fill in your own)
Today's Bonus Thought
"Not all worries end up as water under the bridge or over the dam. Some evaporate."
~ Robert Brault