(Landon playing with his newly made race car crayons at the kitchen counter)
A few weeks ago, I finally got some shelves put up in Ellie's room and got all of the kids toys put away and organized. I even made a lovely little hat rack for all of their dress up hats that haven't had a home before. Hooray!
Now, a few weeks later - amazingly almost all of the toys are still organized and neatly put away, sorted out, and stacked. The floor is pretty much clear. The hats are still hung. The only problem is that the kids never actually play in there.
My suspicions were confirmed with this from Landon -- One afternoon we asked him to go play in his room for 5 minutes so Mommy and Daddy could talk and make some plans. Crying, he said "But I don't want to be away from you!!!"
Although I do sometimes wish they'd love to go and play on their own, I really do love this time when my sweet little children just want to play and be close by.
Ellie enjoying the backyard view and a yummy marshmallow from one of her favorite hang out spots - our Recycling Box under the kitchen bar)