Young@Heart: Mess Maker

Mess Maker, Mess Maker, Make Me A Mess

It’s so much fun getting to know some of you on a personal basis through the consultations I’m now doing through the summer. I’ve learned so much about how alike we all are in our SHEness. (Sidetracked Home Executive-ness)

I recently talked to a very fun-loving and brilliant SHE named Pat, who emailed an update a few weeks after our talk. She has been gracious to let me share her thoughts. She said, “I enjoy creating a mess. That’s part of the trouble I had a long time ago; I couldn’t understand why I should clean up such tiny messes, when it felt so fun to clean up a big mess. Unfortunately, after a while I just kept putting off the cleaning up until it was too big a mess to clean up!”

When I read that comment, it made me think about the Ta Da affect we SHEs love. I thought about what Pat said about liking to make a mess because it’s fun to clean up! I liked it too. I remember when Mr. Cranky (my first husband) would go on the road (he was a traveling salesman) I’d let the house unravel. It was soothing and relaxing to have him gone. He’d be gone four days at a time and that’s enough time to create some very big messes that verged on scary!

                                                                Give it up
When my sister and I got organized, we both discovered we had to let go of the need for a Ta Da moment. There’s no Ta Da in a little clean-up, so we have to get used to mini Ta Da moments.

After thinking about our mess-making capabilities, I decided there should be a song written about us SHEs and our love of making a mess. (Maybe it’s our inner child that loves to make a mess.) So I wrote words to Match Maker from Fiddler on the Roof, I thought this is would make a good song for Club Organized members! So I’m making it the official club song and I’m dedicating it to Pat who inspired it.

If you’re inclined to sing along with music, I found a Karaoke track for you to sing along to.

If you like to sing and this sounds like a fun thing to do, put your timer on for 15 minutes and dejunk an IPOD (Important Pile Of Decisions) then you can sing the Club Organized words.

Mess Maker
Mess maker, Mess maker
We love a mess,
The bigger the better
I must confess
Mess maker, Mess maker
Yes it is true
That we love to make a mess

Mess maker, Mess maker,
Leave out your clothes
Dishes and laundry
The long garden hose
Mess maker, Mess maker
We’re on a role
The burden of all BOs

For clean up
We want to holler

We’d rather
Go dancing or sing

For me, well
Call me a scholar
‘Cause I prefer reading to anything.

Mess maker, Mess maker,
I’ll clean it up
When I’m good and ready
So you just shut up
Mess maker, Mess maker
Get in the mood
I’ll clean it up and so will you

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