If my kids toys are all over their rooms in piles, all they can see are random arms and legs, blocks, and car wheels. This also somehow attracts yesterdays pj's, a stray sock or shoe, and a roll of toilet paper (I don't know either!) So, if you are anything like me, you send the child(ren) into their rooms every so often to clean up the mess.
|This is what we want, and are generally hopeful enough to picture....|
|Just clean up the messes you have made my little dahlings... |
Mommy will be ok in a few minutes, she just needs
There has to be a better way to help them keep their stuff picked up. When their stuff is picked up and all organized, they actually play with it. So, you can see why this would be important to me. So I bought a toy organizer that has bins in it. The bins are open so the kids can easily see their toys. They already have a book shelf in their room, so I also bought 4 of those fabric bins to use on the shelf.
IT WORKED! My 3 year old played with the barbies last night. Then, she put them back! WOOT! My son played with his cars, and he put them back! WOOT! It is a magical thing!!! I suppose the newness of the toy organizer will wear off, or they will eventually use the bins for making mud pies outside (gotta figure out a way to strap those babies down) but, for now there is peace with the toys.