I have received an OUTSTANDING response to the "Keeping the Kids Busy: Toddler Boredom Busters" post!! Thank you all for your comments and feedback!! It has been very inspiring. A particular person responded, "I think a lot of bloggers get so wrapped up in making things look pretty...". This comment brought great insight to me! So, I have decided to create another weekly post. It's going to be called, "Reality Check Monday". Every Monday (or most Mondays), I'll be talking about topics that aren't quite as "pretty" or glamorous. We ALL have those kind of days...or weeks...or even months. Of course, they'll be posted on Mondays, cause well, you know, everyone has a case of the Monday's. And a reality check, is good, once in a while. I just want to show that our everyday is NOT perfect, by any means. Just like everyone else ;) So, to kick it off, my first "Reality Check" post is about our current situation, MESSES. Yes, we have messes, too. Raise your hand if you're in the same boat.
A game we like to play daily is "Where's Jazzie's pacie?" Ellie always puts her finger over her closed mouth and says, "hmmm...".
Since, the twins are learning to crawl, we have their toys sprawled on the floor and a blanket down for them to scooch around on. Ellie (my toddler girl) loves to play "picnic" with her kitchen toys and dolls...so add that to the mix. Since all the kids are still in diapers (and Pull-Ups), we have those and the wipes in a Pamper box cause they won't all fit in a diaper organizer. If we do any crafts, Ellie and I will either do them on her vintage Little Tikes play table or in the dining room on our large dining room table. So needless, to say, we need a toy chest...and/or a bigger place!! It's something we are working on...
As far as, cleaning up and organizing goes, I've come to conclusion, that a mess is a mess and get over it cause if I clean it right away, it'll get messy again (in five minutes) anyway! However, as I say that, I can't leave a mess there for too long. I'll go CRAZY and the cycle goes 'round again. Usually, when naptime approaches, this will all be tidied up! SO, to help myself get out of this rut, I have done some research on inspiration for organizing. I still have some more researching to do, so I will post my findings, this week, to share with you!
In the meantime, do you have any organizational tips or advice? Or toy chest suggestions? What kind of things have helped you in organizing at home? Feel free to share your thoughts. Enjoy what's left of your Monday :)