Yesterday I made the children’s playroom off limits. Yep, closed the door and forbade them to enter without permission. Threatened to give everything to Good Will if they disobeyed. I’ll spare you the details because it doesn’t reflect too well on any of us. Let’s just say that despite our best hopes and efforts, the playroom is Out of Control. Rather than sweep it all into the trash, I just closed the door on it. I really don’t know what to do next. It’s clear that a Major Change is needed, but where to start? We have too many toys and books,that’s for sure. We need to get rid of stuff, but it’s not going to be easy at all. Just the thought of it brings Pumpkin Girl to tears. But we can’t continue like this.
I’m really going to humble myself and share pictures of this mess. Maybe it’ll help hold me accountable as I try to figure out where to go from here. I’m open to suggestions, too, as long as they are helpful! No laughing!!!
This is the room looking in from the door. There are even more toys in those stacked moving boxes.
Turning a little to the left, you can see the couch, train table and cradle.
To the left of the couch, next to the train table is this mess of a bookshelf.
Here’s the cradle, the little bookshelf behind it and the (white) box of dress up clothes.
Here’s what’s hidden in the first picture. The white drawers have Playmobile pieces and crafts.
I spared you some of the stuff on the floor.
It’s almost time to call in Clean Sweep.