At this point I’d rather clean up dog puke than pick up another damn toy.
You know the drill. Spend a half hour putting crap away, throwing it in toy boxes, stacking books, shoving stuff in closets and in less time than it took you to clean their mess, the little suckers have dragged every. single. toy in the joint back out onto the floor.
One of these times I need to record their process and watch it on fast-forward because it would be fascinating to see exactly how they manage to mess up a perfectly clean room in mere minutes.
We’re lucky enough to have an entire room devoted to a play area, so I can’t even fathom the nightmare that having a dual playroom/living room is for those of you who don’t have the extra room. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
But hey. Stop worrying about the mess! Because the photos of playrooms submitted from readers I’m about to show you will make you feel so much better. I was cleaning my kids playroom four and five times a day, laboring under the delusion that nobody else lives like pigs. But! Good news! They do! Nobody’s judging because all of us are apparently living like toy hoarders.
So next time you feel inclined to clean up those toys because a good parent couldn’t possibly leave that kind of a mess, come back and flip through these photos and you’ll immediately feel better. I promise!
Got a photo you want to add to the mix? Email me at monicabielanko at yahoo dot com.
You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.
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