Up until a couple weeks ago, my girls' books were just haphazardly thrown on the bookshelf. It always bothered me but I wasn't sure how to fix it, so I just kind of averted my eyes from the monstrosity...out of sight, out of mind, amirite?
Then I had an epiphany - ROYGBIV. Like a psycho, I tore all the books off the shelf, placed them back in color-order, and let out a sigh of relief. Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh. *As my husband mutters "so this is my life...cool cool cool cool cool" to himself*
Flash forward to bedtime that night... I had my two year old choose a book, and I noticed her eyes kind of lit up at the rainbow, as she said "orange book!" We read said orange book, and then I told her to "put the book back with the rest of the orange books", expecting the typical two year old sass. Instead, she darted out and proudly put the book back with the rest of the orange books!
Ermahgerd. I am a GENIUS. My new book situation is pleasing to my eyeballs, helps my kids learn their colors, AND can be turned into a clean up game. ALL THE PARENTING WINS.