When Did I Lose My House?

Before I had children, I loved my house. I am no Martha Stewart, but our house had the three C's...comfort, clean and clutter-free! 

 

When we had Cooper, we turned our home office into the playroom and vowed that all of the toys would stay in there.  We did a pretty good job for a few months, but then toys crept into the family room.  And then the basement.  And then the kitchen.  You can see where I am going.

 

Once we had Cole, things just got completely out of control.  I should not complain. Along with people being very generous with gifts, most of our friends and family have older kids, so our guys are fortunate enough to get some great hand-me-down toys.  However, now our house could pass for a Toys R Us showroom.  

 

So how do I get my house back?  People tell me to wait 10 years...the toys get much smaller, but the price tags get much bigger.

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  • Lisa, I totaly can relate to this. I feel that the more children you have the more clutter from their things. My mom even gets mad at me because my girls have so many toys. I tell her I can count on one hand how many we bought and the rest are generous gifts from birthdays and holidays or hand me downs from cousins. Plus, she has contributed to some of these toys. They have a great time playing with them and my oldest can tell you exactly who gave her what. My eldest's toys are getting smaller and I can only look forward to getting my house back too, it will be a while but it's okay.

  • In reply to vlopez:

    Veronica - Thanks. I know some day I will miss tripping over cars and balls.

  • In reply to vlopez:

    This is why I go shopping in Lisa's house. Well, at least Amelia gets to test drive. What Auntie Lisa didn't say is that she spreads the joy by showering her niece with lots of toys so that my 2 bedroom apartment looks like her house. Not fair. I love you, but not fair.

  • In reply to vlopez:

    Ana - Too funny. It's my job to make sure Amelia has it all! Love ya!

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