But books aren't clutter!
Tidiness is in the eye of the beholder.
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24
'Come and inspect, Mom!'
A friend is coming over, so my 11-year-old has been herded to his room to tame the mess.
Things are more or less grouped, the bed is made, you can see the newly-vacuumed floor, and the clean washing has been put away. It's up to my not-very-high standards.
'Really great, my boy, but what about the mountain of books
on your bedside table?'
'Books aren't clutter, that's what you told Dad!'
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