Samantha cleaned out her backpack last week.
It became so full of "stuff" that she had nowhere to put things.
When I say things, I don't mean an extra hoodie in case it gets cold, or a book she wants to read on the bus.
No, I mean nowhere to put things like her HOMEWORK. And her LUNCH.
This girl has saved every rock, gum wrapper, and piece of string she has found on the playground since preschool.
If you were wondering why our spoon drawer was dwindling down to nothing... mystery solved.
Two days later she woke me up at 2:00 AM to say that she couldn't sleep because she was worried about her art project that was due.
She accidentally threw it away when she cleaned out her backpack.
And the garbage had been picked up that morning (of course).
Still, I'll take the missing art project over the cluttered bag.