Picture this. I'm sitting on the couch the other morning, sipping my decaf (Caffeine, how I miss you!) watching the news with Mini Mimi asleep in my lap. She's fed, she's changed, she's happy. I'm fed, I'm showered, I'm happy. It's a wonderful moment where I actively think to myself, "Self, does it get any better?"
AND THEN THIS HAPPENED....
There was an infomercial for the Wonder File.
What is the Wonder File, you ask?
WELL, I'd be delighted to tell you. Basically, it's an expanding file that opens up to have four large corner pockets and several well sized central pockets. You can use the corner pockets to store all sorts of papers (I'm picturing math tests to be corrected, homework to look at, your latest notes on the new reading unit you've been working on and memos that need to be dealt with) and the center pockets could be used for a laptop, a folder, some pens, a calculator, your To Do list notebook.....there are zipper pockets and smooth writing surface and then I think I might have blacked out. A little. (Don't worry, I had a tight grip on the baby.) According to the infomercial, the possibilities seem to be endless. ENDLESS!
Here's a screen shot of the website:
(Can we just pause for a moment and admire my technological savvy? Screen shot? Mrs. Mimi, you have come so far...)
I'm imagining my desk at the end of the day, when it is covered in tests to be corrected, notes that need answering, a center that needs to be finished, plans that need to be made and other assorted piles of paper that leave the rainforest weeping (Oh the trees!) and how lovely it would be to pack it all up into a portable, fold-up-able organizer that I can slip right into my bag. (Now actually taking said folder OUT and DOING all that work once at home is another story all together...but I digress.)
I am reminded of the Cascading Tote from the Container Store which literally, rocked my sense of all that is good and organized.
Somehow, in the back of my mind, I acknowledge that the Wonder File is probably the cheaper bastard cousin who lives off of Kool Aid and an endless supply of Hamburger Helper when compared to the Cascading Tote. But you know what? Sometimes you've got to save a buck or two. Sometimes you have to sacrifice style for savings. Sometimes, you have to just believe in the power of the infomercial.
Granted, this folder could be totally hideous. Totally hideous and a sham, but oh. OH! In those brief few moments before I had to talk myself out of picking up the phone and dialing away like a person possessed, in those sweet, sweet moments...it was like the whole world was organized. And I could just slip it all into my bag.