Monday, August 2, 2010

Love Notes to My Family (Or Possibly a Dictator)

Did you know dry erase boards could bring about world peace?  It's true.  If everyone had one on their refrigerator, there'd be no more war.  I guess I should tell Congress or something.  Write a letter to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave about my breakthrough.  Well, I bet everyone in Washington checks my blog frequently anyway.  Senators seem the type that would lurk and not comment.  So I'm sure they'll see this.

It's a simple fix, really.  Writing out thoughts, to-do lists, grocery needs (or perhaps national debt balancing ideas, troop deployment schedules, job creation tactics) knowing you can just carelessly wipe it all away moments or days later--it has a calming effect.  It organizes a frantic brain.  Every world leader should have one.  They should come standard with every UN seat.

You know, someone should really give one to Kim Jong-il. 

I've taken to writing love notes to my family on my dry erase board.

Don't you think some country's dictator could be placated for a day if he saw this when he woke up in the morning?

Or possibly this?

Recently my mom brought me another dry erase board from her church's thrift store.
I affixed some magnets to it and put it up next to the other one on the fridge.
And you know what happened?  Our household harmony doubled!
I'm telling you, these things are miraculous.

Because, did you know that the amount of harmony found in a home is directly proportionate to the amount of dry erase boards in the home?  Mm-hmm.  Little known fact.

But I still need one more.  Because, did you know that the amount of joeys found in one's home is directly proportionate to the amount of chaos in the home?  Yep.  Betcha didn't know that. 
This means I need my household harmony tripled.  Must make a note on my dry erase board to pick up another dry erase board.

Glad I could share so much knowledge with you (and come up with the solution for world peace) today.  You can thank me later.  Or now.  Whatever you feel is best.


Anonymous said...

Love it! However I noticed you are thankful for markers but not dry erase boards ;)?
We just may need to get one for our house whee it will proudly say everyday: Things to do today: Go to the Y, Have snack :)

McVal said...

Now I know how I want to reorganize the kitchen! What a great idea!

Lois Christensen said...

Beautiful! Love the idea!

My kids, being the teenagers they are, would write much different things like how mean I am that I make them clean their bathrooms every day and study in the summer.

Enjoy your Monday!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Great idea!! We've thought about getting something similar to that, but, I came up with the note box system. I had a cute little clear box, and each night me and mom would leave notes for everyone, then the next morning, Dad and Colt would look at theirs, write back, put them in the box, then shove off for work. Later in the day, Mom and I would check ours, reply back, then stick it in, and so on. It's really fun!


Unknown said...

What lovely affirmations, Elle. Your home sounds like a place I would like to be.

Dandy said...

I love it! We have one on our refrigerator but it just has a grocery list on it.

Thats not fun at all- I must fix that immediately.

Jackie said...

I LOVE this!!! Thank you for such an inspiring idea! I'm getting ready to paint my kitchen and now I know what I'm adding to it...a DRY ERASE BOARD. I'm stealing all your ideas.


Relyn Lawson said...

I'd better go shopping.

Ingrid_3Bs said...

Sounds like my house needs a coupla those! Lately there just seems to be endless bickering which means, I'm hollering more than I'd like!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Elle Bee,

I see Joy told you about our note box. We need to get back in the swing of that! It's fun! Love your dry erase board and all the family fun I see between the lines! :)