Do you now have desk dump all over your house?

This is one of the many piles of school work now decorating my house.

This is one of the many piles of school work now decorating my house.

Another pile has formed on the coffee table in the family room.

Another pile has formed on the coffee table in the family room.

During the last three days the kids have been bringing home all their old papers and projects from school. The result is piles of “desk dump” all over my house.

Usually when they bring home their Friday folders I look through the stuff and then put the work in a sliding drawer. Each child has a drawer. At the end of the year I sort though and pull out the cutest stuff to save. But the last few days the work is coming home in such volumes that I haven’t had a chance to throw it in the drawer.

Have your kids brought home tons of papers and projects this week? Do you have piles around the house? Where does it eventually end up? How much of it will you save?

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May 25th, 2012
8:16 am

@ Fred…while it is certainly not the same as the Italian food in Boston or NYC, I do enjoy it. I am not a good Italian cook.

I do not consider a restaurant with 4 locations a chain restaurant ( they used to only have one in Norcross until about 5 years ago) …that, to me, would be Olive Garden, Macaroni Grill or Maggiano’s. Is a restaurant a chain when they open one location and have such success that they decide to expand? I guess I am thinking chains are more of a regional thing or national, with LOTS of locations…anyone? I do not know.

I do like Maggiano’s and ate there with Denise and Becky ( on this blog). I typically do not eat at Olive Garden unless I go for their ***all you can eat salad and soup*** for lunch or if I am out of town and too pooped to look for anything else.


May 25th, 2012
8:33 am


Narcissistic personality disorder: Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition in which people have an inflated sense of self-importance and an extreme preoccupation with themselves.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The causes of this disorder are unknown. An overly sensitive personality and parenting problems may affect the development of this disorder.

A person with narcissistic personality disorder may:

React to criticism with rage, shame, or humiliation – MEGA CHECK!

Take advantage of other people to achieve his or her own goals – CHECK!

Have excessive feelings of self-importance – MEGA CHECK!

Exaggerate achievements and talents – MEGA CHECK!

Be preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, intelligence, or ideal love – MEGA CHECK!

Have unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment – MEGA CHECK!

Need constant attention and admiration – SUPER MEGA CHECK!!!!!!!

Disregard the feelings of others, and have little ability to feel empathy – MEH!

Have obsessive self-interest – MEGA CHECK!

Pursue mainly selfish goals – CHECK!

Signs and tests: Like other personality disorders, narcissistic personality disorder is diagnosed based on a psychological evaluation and the history and severity of the symptoms.

Treatment: Psychotherapy (for example, talk therapy) may help the affected person relate to other people in a more positive and compassionate way.


May 25th, 2012
9:52 am

@OMGMJG!: I don’t know what your problem is, but MJG is NOT it — you’ve got some sort of weird fascination with her posts, and to tell you the truth, I am sick and tired of logging in to the Mom blog to enjoy a few minutes of chatting with “friends” over “coffee” and encountering your unpleasant and obnoxious posts blasting a long-time participant who has had nothing but nice things to say about just about anyone. I suspect if I copied the definitions of “obsessive-compulsive disorder” or “borderline personality disorder”, you’d fit right in. Copying a wiki definition of a personality disorder does NOT make you some sort of armchair psychologist.

T, this is my official request to have this participant banned. If they are not going to contribute to the topic or the community, then they shouldn’t be permitted to come on your blog for the sole purpose of slamming other participants.

Hey, Shaggy...

May 25th, 2012
10:48 am

…how can you tell the difference between a pubic hair and a “minority” hair?

Don't start on motherjane, OMGMJG...

May 25th, 2012
10:50 am

…many have tried and she always wins – you are REALLY late to this effort…but she really isn’t that bad once you learn to ignore some of her and get to know some of her; and her friends are many on this blog, so heed DB’s advice…

Voice of Reason

May 25th, 2012
11:51 am

Basically all my kids’ stuff stays in their book-bag until about a month or so before the next school year begins. Then we go through it and clean it out.


May 25th, 2012
12:15 pm

Thank you, DB!


May 25th, 2012
12:36 pm

Way to go DB…As has been said before, if you don’t care for the things that MJG post, DON’T read them..She is not the one on here that is always trying to be the center of attention..She “speaks” her mind and is a very nice person..We have all posted things on here that others don’t “agree” with, but nobody really bashes them for it..So, yes Theresa, please ban this person and if you don’t ban them, please make sure that they have to be nice (er)..


May 25th, 2012
5:46 pm

OMGMJG you are an idiot. You’re a big girl/boy, so you should be able to handle a little criticism right? All I speak is the truth. I enjoy reading MJG’s posts. As a teacher, I have seen many guest speakers come and go and I would personally love to have her come to my school. She seems like a fun person. On another note, I realize that to some those school projects are “trash” and “crap” and we hear all the time “oh no, not another project”. Well, if we were only doing worksheets we’d hear complaints about that too. Really? You’d be surprised at what those projects bring out in children. I’ve seen very shy students begin to shine when it is their turn to present. I’m amazed at the creativity that some put into projects. What a great way to show what you have learned. Is it time consuming and more work? Yes it is, but what do we do in life that is worthwhile that is not time consuming and requires a little work? So before you blast your child’s teacher with complaints about those stupid projects, be thankful you don’t have a teacher who is a worksheet nazi. Your children are not learning much in those rooms. I will now step off my soapbox, go put my own child’s beautiful work in his 5th grade box to be added to the garage and enjoy my summer.

Fred ™

May 26th, 2012
5:33 pm

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Fred ™

May 26th, 2012
5:36 pm

MJG: I forgot my :lol:

I hadn’t realized that it had been so long since I had been there and to be honest, I hadn’t heard of the other three locations until you mentioned it.

As to chain or not to chain, you eat where ever you like and anyone that doesn’t like it doesn’t have to go with you lol.

Fred ™

May 26th, 2012
5:42 pm

DB, if you don’t like OMGMJG’s posts just ignore them. I do.

Personally I DO come to this blog to read mjg’s stuff lol. I find her funny and wise in some things, goofy in others (like all of us) and easy to “chat” with. She also is open to light-hearted teasing and will toss some back. Often times I’m days late to a blog so obviously i don’t leave a response, but whenever I scan the comments on this blog, I look for mjg’s. So when I see posts attacking her, I figure the poster is some sort of weirdo who is probably lonely or jealous so I skip over the post all the while kind of feeling sorry for that poster………

Oh I also look for your posts and Shaggy’s. There are others as well………

Fred ™

May 26th, 2012
5:42 pm

Theresa? How come you have emoticons turned off here? Let me try another…….



May 26th, 2012
11:43 pm

@Fred: I am sure you are probably right about ignoring the rude poster but it just makes me so mad when cowards hide behind their keyboards and deliberately set out to insult/hurt/annoy. I know you aren’t supposed to feed the trolls, because it is just giving them what they crave – attention. What kind of twisted person gets pleasure out of attacking someone anonymously like that? If it’s a regular poster, they should be ashamed of themselves, and if it’s a troll, then I hope a bridge falls on them :-). And, oddly, in “real life”, they would never dream of saying those things.

Fred ™

May 28th, 2012
9:03 pm

I find it sad that Theresa, you couldn’t find the time today to mention those who died for this Country. To write such a blog was just to much of an effort.

Shame on you. But then I guess it’s not as important as shopping or putting something on the grill or what ever. I mean those poor dumb stupid sons of bitches who gave their life for their Country, most of them around 18-20 don’t really deserve the time you gave your pork roast or whatever……..

Fred ™

May 28th, 2012
9:06 pm

Momania: That Child you went into labor for and loved for all is life is deader than a hammer right now because he loved his Country and died for it. But he doesn’t deserve a mention on Memorial Day………… It’s great being a mom. Better yet being a mom of cowards who never serve and let other die for them.

Fred ™

May 28th, 2012
9:09 pm

Fred ™

May 28th, 2012
9:10 pm

To not too dammit. But while I’m at it……..

What’s he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin;
If we are mark’d to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more methinks would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man’s company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian.’
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say ‘These wounds I had on Crispian’s day.’
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.


May 28th, 2012
11:40 pm

@Fred: Just because we’re not on a mom blog talking about it, it doesn’t mean that many of us aren’t observing Memorial Day for its true meaning.

If you hadn’t noticed — TWG works on a business schedule, seldom posting on holidays, etc. Why are you castigating the Mom blog in its entirety because TWG has the day off? Frankly, I have too much respect for the holiday to tag it on to the end of a blog about cluttered desks.