Earlier today, this was the kids’ room at my daughter Des’ house. Right now the 7yob and 4yog share a room because Des’ family took in a friend who became homeless.
Not only do her kids have a LOT of toys, but the toys themselves have a LOT of pieces. And last night we grownups were doing stuff like talking and drinking and making food and painting kitchen cabinets while 5 kids (hers and mine, ages 4-14) played, largely unsupervised, in this room.
When we were packing up stuff to go home I said, do you want me to stay a while and help you clean the kids’ room? She said, “I don’t even know where to start.” I said, “Let’s just START.”
They need to put in a new, taller bookshelf unit, so some of that couldn’t be organized. We filled 2 large trash bags and hauled several toys out to my trunk to be dropped off at the thrift store by where I work.
But in ONE, 45-minute session, the two of us working together accomplished THIS.
(Panorama photos done using Photosynth app for iPhone)
(Day 1.1 of 2013 FMS Photo a Day challenge - “Today”)