When 5 people live in 1000 sq. ft with no playroom...
...sometimes [a lot!] this happens.
If you saw my last home-from-traveling-room-disaster picture, you might be tempted to think they get it from me. They don't. I blame it on the suitcases. My mom was gracious enough to clean a mess just like so while we were on our cruise, but unfortunately as I unpacked other rooms in the house the two older boys did this...again. It took us several hours to clean up, and once we did, we've been on strict keep-the-room-clean training.
Yesterday, they made a smaller mess three times. To which I made them clean it up and re-organize what they had un-organized. Charles asked the question..."is it worth it?" To which I replied, "yes"
For so many reasons, one main one being that they need a space to play and if it's messy and un-oragnized they won't play with their toys...so they run around the house and get into trouble. Thus, we're home and re-training how to play in our playroom/bedroom without taking out more than one type of toy[s] each.
"If I don't make a huge mess, I don't have to clean up a huge mess"
Nation is a great sorter, Solomon...well, he tells me he's tired when I tell him to pick up. To which I reply..."So am I, keep cleaning"