Friday, May 22, 2009

Guilty.

We have finally hit the point that our kids have tiny teeny itty bitty toys. Toys that are VERY easily vacuumed.


Wait. I better back up.

Yesterday was cleaning day and we spent pretty much all day doing it. The kids worked in their rooms while I worked in the rest of the house. We have this thing where I tell them "how many" things to go put away and they hurry and go do it and come back for the next number. I know, pretty boring, but they love it. I try to make it interesting by making up different ways like "go pick up as many toys as you are years old." They love it.

So...after a couple hours of cleaning I go to check on the progress. Katie's room was a complete disaster. She takes after me, ha. I investigate further to see that the toys that have been "put away" are actually just stuffed under her bed. As Bethany commented: Classic.

I took a big container lid and pushed all the STUFF out from under the bed and told her I was disappointed that she was stuffing everything under her bed when I specifically asked if she was doing that and she said no. She said I hurt her feelings.

Well....EVENTUALLY both rooms were clean and at the end of the day I was doing the vacuuming, which they were not allowed to do because it took them ALL DAY and much whining and complaining to get the job finished...it was completely exhausting. They love vacuuming, so part of their punishment was that they did not get to do the vacuuming (ironic huh).

When I was vacuuming Katie's room I saw a couple of tiny itty bitty Polly Pocket shoes.

I hesitated for a millisecond...then.........

I vacuumed right over them.

Should I feel bad?


There may have been a lego pirate coin that got sucked up too...

4 comments:

Andy's Bethy said...

I say such is life... there will be many more tiny little toys that get sucked up over the next few years. Oh well!
Fun times!

Karen said...

Been there....done that...also have accidentally clogged a vacuum hose doing that....

Marcy said...

That's a funny story. I am sure it was frustrating for you, but I enjoyed hearing about it!

Katie Thompson said...

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!