This week’s photos are filed under “Complete Chaos” and they were not easy for a mother to take!
Dear United States Military Academy,
On July 2, my husband and I will drive up to West Point, NY where we will drop daughter number three off and into your care for the next four years. I would like to wish you the best of luck in your endeavors to mold Bethany into a disciplined military officer. As you can see by the state of her room and car, she is a bit disorganized; ok…she’s a total slob.
Quite honestly, I don’t know what you’re going to do with her as I have tried everything from locking her in her stinky cave room until it’s clean to boxing up all of her stuff on the floor and threatening to call the Salvation Army. Maybe since new cadets are only allowed to have like 4 uniforms and 8 pairs of underwear, keeping things tidy won’t be so difficult.
Being well renowned as a premier institute for higher learning and military discipline, I think (hope) you are up for the challenge. We’ll see how successful you were when Bethany comes home for Thanksgiving Break. By that time, I will have completely sanitized her room and it would be nice if she didn’t mess it up again.
P.S…In the process of turning my daughter into a neat nick, please try not to stifle her creativity. Bethany has an incredible imagination and is a very innovative thinker. As Albert Einstein said, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?”