My Kids Were Here: Leaving a trail of destruction

by Melody on May 1, 2013


Each week I will be sharing a different photo, something that throws me right back into the little moments of joy that my kids create.  Something that reminds me.  My kids were here.

This week’s picture was sent in by my friend and almost-neighbor Kim.  She says:

I finally organized and lined up the books on my 20-month-old’s bookshelf.  A couple of hours later, I find this.

Isn’t this the story of our daily lives with kids?  I swear, every time I turn around, my kids are pulling shoelaces out of their shoes, unrolling toilet paper, pulling clothes out of their drawers.  I used to wonder what stay-at-home parents could possibly DO all day before I had kids.  Now I know.  It’s all about the mundane daily tasks repeated over and over and over, interspersed with occasional moments of brilliance from the little ones.

Question of the Day: What is the one thing that your kids just can’t seem to leave well enough alone?  My kids used to pull all the measuring cups out of the kitchen drawers, creating a skating rink while I was cooking.

If you have a photo you would like to share, go ahead and send the photo to me at beautifulfrugallife {at} gmail {dot} com with the subject title “My Kids Were Here”.  Please include a paragraph or two letting us know what the photo means to you or what moment it represents.

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Erin J. May 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I have come to the conclusion that the only reason the little ones undo our hard work DIRECTLY after we finish it, is this one thought in their precious little heads. “Mom was playing with my toys (or books) so they must be fun and I must play with them too!”

Although my kids are 11 and 6, when they were younger and more inclined to help clean up their messes, they tended to only go after the items I had JUST put picked up and put away. And after spending agonizing hours organizing their rooms separating the Ponies from the Barbies, a tornado would sweep through their room a scant 20 minutes later. Now if they were helping me pick up and organize they tended to leave the items alone for a bit…. maybe an hour or so… LOL.


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