I just want to remove anything that resembles a toy from their room! ALL OF IT!
I am so incredibly sick of the mess and clutter in there. I see rooms on tv all pink and pretty and painted with nick naks and baskets and made up beds and I want to scream. I have sharpie marker on the wall… wall stickers that “move” when I’m not looking (who knew Sam could reach that high) and most of my missing dish towels are under their bed (they use them as baby blankets.
I knew that giving kids tooooo much stuff would keep them from learning to respect and care for their stuff. I just didn’t know how to tell others to stop buying it, and in a childish attempt to show my kids that “we” were as cool as the “grandparents” we bought stuff too!!! We’ve put a huge slow down to that buggy a while back. I’ve cleaned so much junk out of there. But I can’t help feeling that it all needs to go. Just get rid of it all and make them learn to appreciate stuff.
I can’t even leave books in their room.
I just had to take one of their brand new toys away (a big Magnetix set) because they wouldn’t even sit on the floor with me and help me put the pieces in the box. I threatened to pack it up if they didn’t help and ~no surprise here~ no one noticed when I walked out of the room with it.
I’m not gonna strip their beds or take their favorite blanket–just the toys.
And Santa’s bringing them swiffer mops, pledge wipes, and rubber gloves…..