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They Have Officially Taken Over The House

Saturday Morning Pile Up

Saturday Morning Pile Up

It’s official. My kids have taken over the house. Before our 4-year-old was born, my husband stated that he didn’t want to live in a sea of plastic things. Oh, like the not-yet-parents we were, we thought we could do it. It was our plan to do it. Once the kids came, we couldn’t do it. It started off slow. Ya know, just a few toys in the nursery and then maybe a walker in the TV room downstairs. It then began to progress. The older our son got, the more stuff he had. The toys in the corner of the TV room changed into the box of toys, which has now become the shelves (yes, plural) of toys. The music room that had glass awards and plaques and valuable instrements in it has now become the room with the pack ‘n play, the kids’ drum set, and awards and instruments covered with peanut butter and cheesy fingerprints. Once, before children, when I was at Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s house, I had seen their awards on the piano covered with fingerprints and wondered how they got that way. I no longer wonder about that.

In December, my husband decided he would build me a spot on the 3rd floor of our home. It was an attic. He converted it into a fully functioning studio so thet I would have a place to go to escape the insanity that accomanies 1- and 4-year-old boys. With my one-year-old now on the move, I have not been able to get anything done.

Last week I was in what I call a “writer’s lockdown.” I spent all week locked in the studio writing a song and making a video with pictures that my twitter follwers sent in, UNBREAKABLE VIDEO . I needed my husband to put down a guitar part and we couldn’t get it done with the one-year-old getting into everything. That’s when it happened. That’s when I did it. I brought up the plastic playpen so that we could put the baby in it while we worked. When my husband walked in, he stopped in his tracks and said, “Its happened.  This is it. They have officially taken over the house.”

See how every room in our home belongs to our kids ;-)


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  • First Impressions 1 of 9
    First Impressions
    This is Noah playing with his toys in the entry hall of our home. With stroller in the background.
  • Total Ruling 2 of 9
    Total Ruling
    Jonah has total ruling over the house. I believe it started when my mother would push him in his stroller as a baby, through the house
  • Toy Bin Takes Over 3 of 9
    Toy Bin Takes Over
    Ahhh Yes! The toy bin. It's behind the boys. It is now what occupies the window wall space
  • When Excersaucers Attack 4 of 9
    When Excersaucers Attack
    Jonah with his toys and the excersaucer in the TV room. That thing takes up a lot of room!
  • No Food on This Table 5 of 9
    No Food on This Table
    We've gone from eating here to scraping paste of the table. Our kitchen is converted to crafts area.
  • Music/Multi-Purpose Room 6 of 9
    Music/Multi-Purpose Room
    The music room now contains instruments and awards with fingerprints and food on them. It also houses a play pen.
  • No Moms Allowed! 7 of 9
    No Moms Allowed!
    I don't get to use the room much. The kids love to go in and play with their Dad!
  • Kid Free Zone…Almost 8 of 9
    Kid Free Zone...Almost
    Ahhhh The last sacred place. That was until we had to move play pen up there to get work done.
  • Saturday Morning Pile-Up 9 of 9
    Saturday Morning Pile-Up
    On Saturday, the boys thought making this mound of toys would be fun.


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