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A Sparkly Clean Room

One day when I was young, probably about four, my mom told me to clean my room.

As a side note, I wish I had a picture of my comforter from this age. It was bright red and had giant Mickey Mouse characters (Minnie, Daisy, etc) all playing sports on it. I loved that comforter. I also loved this Berenstein Bears story about the kids and their messy room.



But I digress.

I was sent to clean my room, which I did with much gusto. I like cleaning. Things were put in their place and I was all done. Except one thing. The clean room was underwhelming. Why, on the cartoons I watched, when a room was clean, it sparkled. Always. It's like propaganda.


Mr. Clean sparkles...

This kitchen sparkles...

This clean glass sparkles...

So who can blame me for what I did next?

I went to the art storage area and grabbed a container of glitter. And I proceeded to glitterfy my bedroom. Glitter on the bed, the dresser, the carpeted floor -- ALL THE GLITTER!!

And that was the day I learned that glitter was not a appreciated as part of a room cleaning exercise.

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