Thursday, March 12, 2009

Whose idea was THIS!?!?

(HINT: It was not Mommy's idea).

So I'm in the kitchen making some coffee this morning, not really paying that much attention to EXACTLY what the boys are doing... they are in the living room RIGHT NEXT TO ME so it can't be that bad, right?

Are you freaking kidding me?!

See Exhibit A.

Okay it's not THAT bad. But still... the fact that they took it upon themselves to empty almost every toy in their two big downstairs toy boxes was a bit of a shock! As soon as I noticed I asked them to stop. They both kind of looked at me like "Hmmm... I'll take your idea into consideration." And then they keep diligently working away at their master plan for this mess. They continue, as I say "No boys. You CANNOT put ALL of your toys on the couch." Again, blank stares. More systematic adding of toys to the big pile on the couch. Me: dismayed. Finally, I give up. They are clearly paying no attention to me and have some need for this mountain of toys. So I simply tell them that if they choose to continue, I will be having no part in the cleanup... they'll be taking care of that one themselves!

So why, pray tell, the big pile of toys on the couch?

It's a garbage truck. The toys are the garbage in the back. Brayden is driving the garbage truck, and Jack is the "partner" who holds onto the back of the truck and empties the trash cans into the truck. Exhibit B - the actual garbage truck setup. I give them an "A" for creativity. And for the record - they did clean it up themselves, much later in the day.

3 comments:

~Amber~ said...

that is awesome. :D

RobinV said...

That's fabulous! You've got to admire the creativity.

Rochelle said...

What a great story and picture opportunity. I love it!