Friday, April 18, 2008

The Toy Phenomenon!

Allright, you know your a mother when....the toys NEVER go AWAY!!!!
I read once in a parenting magazine that in order to sleep better , and to have 'my space', and romance space, that you should keep your (adults) room as the -"toy free" space. I 100 % agreed with that article, and have been vigilant about 'clearing out' my room every day MULTIPLE times, and MULTIPLE times telling my kids that our room is a no toy place.
Having to separate the kiddos for naps kind of curtails that plan, as well as the fact that our room is right off of the kitchen!So despite my every effort to have my own space, that is kid free...here is what I collected at the end of one eve (above). I particularly appreciate the variety of spread, do we really have all these kinds of toys around?
Surely, I can get reprieve in the shower-MY SHOWER (oh, but no-the pirate ship made its way in there too!) above
Then maybe when I clean up the house and have felt like I have escorted every toy to its proper place, I can sneak off to bed for some toys free dreams....aaah, but the toy snake wants to nap too!
I GIVE UP!
One day I will cry when I can't take a shower with a pirate ship or sleep with a snake...I KNOW it!

6 comments:

Our Fairytale said...

Story of our lives huh? I keep our bedroom locked, but it really bites me in the butt when I can't unlock it. (It's not an actual key lock. lol)

Yes extensions are very pricey BUT I didn't have to pay for them. I had a friend who needed to practice. Yay!

Tina (Hickman) Ottley said...

I can take the toys in my room, it's the child that wanders in during the night that is driving me bonkers!

TexasTwinsTwice said...

haha--can totally relate! i think kids are professional toy re-distribution experts. We have a toy snake like that one and it is SCARY when I see it when I don't expect to! Not fun to find that in your bed! =)

The Gordon Bunch said...

My kids are pretty good about keeping their toys out of my room, but the other day I found the whole Princess Playgroup jumping on my bed. I directed them to the trampoline :).

Dawn said...

What a fun post! And yes, someday you will miss snakes in your bed!!! (not really!) you will just miss the ones that put them there...but they will be picking snakes out of their bed...and life goes on...hang in there; it doesn't last forever! I have heard that it's hard for kids to want to play in a messy room also, so maybe they like it that your room is clean and that's why they want to come in there and leave their treasures sometimes! Thanks for sharing the fun pictures!
Grandma S

Dawn said...

What a fun post! And yes, someday you will miss snakes in your bed!!! (not really!) you will just miss the ones that put them there...but they will be picking snakes out of their bed...and life goes on...hang in there; it doesn't last forever! I have heard that it's hard for kids to want to play in a messy room also, so maybe they like it that your room is clean and that's why they want to come in there and leave their treasures sometimes! Thanks for sharing the fun pictures!
Grandma S