|Real life living room|
But back to putting Easter away and the mess our house is in after 2 weeks of our oldest being out of school! The Easter stuff is mostly in the living room (hence the mess of Easter stuff) and the kids LOVE playing with it - baskets, eggs, egg hunts, bunnies, chicks - you name it and they LOVE it, for at least 10 min before they're done and ready for the next activity. As a solo parent this week, I've watched them go in and make a mess, refuse to pick up because "I'm coming right back!" yet not actually coming back until much later or the following day. Usually our kids are good about helping to pickup things they get out - but for some reason, around holidays, they forget or ignore that rule (most likely ignore because if they don't pick up the rule is Mommy takes it...and since the decorations are mostly mine - hey, they don't lose out by leaving it out! They're kinda smart like that... At least in my head that's what I think they're thinking)...and this week I just let it go. You know what eventually happened?! They refused to go in the living room, except when we had a "movie day" (which consisted of us watching shows because neither one really like watching movies. Lol) And it wasn't until today, when I said "I'm putting Easter up." - because it was driving me batty - that either one showed an interest in playing with the Easter stuff this week!
In fact, you know the hilarious part of it?! It was when the toddler came into the room and got SUPER excited and started pointing at the back window yelling "TREE! TREE! MOMMY, TREE!!" I was a bit confused because I had no clue what was so exciting about the tree in the back garden! Well, I was confused until she ran to the back WALL (not window) and started hitting it excitedly saying "TREE, MOMMY, TREE!" That's right, the 2 1/2 yr old was excited because she saw this!
|The painted rocks on the table are another story|