Monday, October 15, 2012

You have got to be kidding me - Silence is not golden

I've seen the memes. You know, the ones like this:

Silence is not golden if you have kids

Right, silence is definitely not golden if you have a toddler or preschooler!

Well, I know this. I've seen these memes. I believe them. I told my husband about it, yet we continued to let the silence be and watch "Two Broke Girls."

Well, fair warning to all. This is what can happen in a matter of 15 minutes. In 15 minutes a 4.5 year old and a 2.5 year old can manage to bring ride on toys, bracelets, musical instruments and more into a bedroom. Then, they can dump all the rubber bands necessary for a small office on to the floor. Basically, kids can make a mess.

Needless to say, I'm posting this before helping them pick it up.

Kid's messy bedroom
Kid's Messy Bedroom

Yes, that's what I saw when I went to get toothpaste for the kiddos to brush before bed.







Kid's Messy Bedroom
















Silence is not golden if you have kids



Silence is not golden if you have kids

Yes that's a Copy-Kids DVD :)



Kid's messy bedroom





How to clean up a kid's major mess:


  • Remain calm
  • Start with the easiest, the musical instruments since the music box is close by.
  • Remain calm
  • Ask the 2.5 year old to put all the ride on toys back into the hall/play area.
  • Remain calm
  • Ask 4.5 year old to pick up rubber bands.
  • Remain calm. 
  • Put chairs back into play area with the table where they belong.
  • Remain calm
  • Sorta make the bed.
  • Remain calm
  • Have 4.5 year old take jammies off of "building area" and wear them.
  • Remain calm.
  • Have 4.5 year old brush.
  • Remain calm.
  • Remove lunch bag and put in kitchen for later - I still have to make tomorrow's lunch.
  • Put 4.5 year old in bed.
  • Let the rest stay for later, or hope the husband helps as well.

2 comments:

Chrystal @ Happy Mothering said...

My daughters are the same age as yours and I have walked into a familiar scene many times!

Sunnymay said...

Fun pictures and I can remember when my 5 kids under the age of 9 playing and creating similar nests of activities.

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