Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring break continued

After much weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth the family room was cleaned. What should have taken an hour or so to do took part of the preceding evening plus all morning. The deadline was noon after which I was going to gather up all remaining toys and give them away. Daddy took pity on the kids and assisted them so that they were able to meet the deadline. Mommy was a bit sad that she missed out on getting rid of toys who's only purpose is to be scattered all over the floor.

Previous to the cleanup you could barely see the floor. It is hard to decide if nagging them constantly to pick up after every toy they play with is worse than the massive amount of nagging I have to do to get them to pick up their own toys after a few days of letting things slide. They are more than happy to pick up baby toys or even help pick up other things, but the second I ask them to pick up a toy they have played with it is the end of the world.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderfully, clean family room! And loved the photos taken at the flight museum. Looked like all 3 boys were having fun. Go ahead and pat yourself on the back for maintaining balance between work and play----it ain't easy!

Anonymous said...

looks like someone will have to get them some more toys!

Tama said...

How very nice and organized it is now!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Dude. That is messy?!?

I just spent 3 hours in my family room and my garbage can is FULL.

Awesome Mom said...

No, that is not messy, that is how it looks clean. I did not post a before picture out of embarrassment.