Project 366: Day 24

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This past weekend brought change. Major Minor change. (Rest assured, the boys did head to the pond in the afternoon, though no fish were caught.) As a result of the change, this is a Two for Tuesday photo segment.

Tired of battling the many and the major toy and Lego explosions, I sat down with Rob to see if we could come up with a plan to handle the mess. He and I agreed confining the toys in one room would be the best plan of action to contain future explosions.

We called the boys to the table to let them know what was happening. The news of having to share a room was very well received. In fact, the news of keeping the new ‘playroom’ clean was well received, too. Joe and Charlie agreed to clean the room twice a month on Fridays. This Friday is their first day on the job. The job is huge.

Godspeed, Boys.


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The 'No Toys' Zone

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Please close the door behind you.

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28 thoughts on “Project 366: Day 24

  1. Lookin’ at the clean-up job, the boys may last five minutes before they are calling for mom to bail them out … uh, make it three minutes.

    Blessings – Maxi

    • Rest assured, Maxi, this here Mom is not going to bail them out. I may submit to keeping the door closed, but I will not clean up that mess. By the way, I’m giving them 2 minutes. (smile)

    • I wonder too, Linda. But, I don’t mind closing the door and hiding the mess within a toy room. However, stepping all over things in two separate bedrooms was ridiculous. As long as their bedroom stays clean, I’m fine with a chaotic playroom. (Again, I will close the door.)

    • Nope, nope, nope. I’m not going to clean it. Those boys will take on the responsibility or risk losing toys and privileges. Twice a month is not asking too much. If it is – their collection of stuff gets smaller. 🙂 I know, I know – I’m a mean Mom.

  2. I’m glad you have the space to do this. When our daughter was that age, we visited a friend’s house, and they had a designated toy room. It wasn’t long before we had one, too! Now it’s full of grown-up toys, it’s our exercise room. 🙂

  3. Excellent idea. We have a large playroom downstairs and it is covered in Barbie shoes, Polly Pockets and Legos. Once in awhile we get inspired enough to pick it up, but mostly I just close the door behind me–feels good.

    • Stasha, my love/hate relationship with Legos is strong. I love the time the boys spend playing with the Legos – I hate the mess they leave behind, even when they ‘clean’. Organization is not my thing. Kinda like math.

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