Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dude, Where's My ...

Posted by Sarah at Sunday, May 02, 2010
I haven't been able to blog in a while, because I've been so busy ... making sure our house doesn't turn into a toxic dump and get swallowed whole by the earth.

So. How old is old enough to pick up your own toys? I'm wondering because that's a LARGE part of our house cleaning issue. Little Man has turned into a whirling dervish and anything that's not nailed down is fair game. The Smartest Man Alive thinks he's too young to learn to put away his own toys, but I think we should start teaching him now. He's 16 months and if we could contain the clutter in some specific part of the house, that would be immensely helpful.

Right now, he has a playroom. But, he brings all of his toys out into the living room and promptly ignores them so that he can dismantle my baker's rack filled with cookbooks, opens cabinets and removes various bakeware and then scatter it all over the house ... you get the picture.

I hate clutter and the sooner we can resolve this problem, the better for all of us.


Hillary on May 6, 2010 at 9:44 AM said...

Make him clean as he goes. It's a constant, uphill battle, but it does work and I figure it's better than waiting until he's a teen to fight with him.

Dave Cullen on May 6, 2010 at 6:17 PM said...

Thanks for including my book Columbine on your list. I hope you like it. Let me know what you think.

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