you guessed it!!
now, i will admit, i can get the older ones to clean up when need be. and yes, i do relinquish control once in a while and let them do the whole cleaning job (even though my 6 and 4 year old don't do it up to 'mommy' standards) but that little one. hooo boy! she is a little tornado! wherever she goes, the mess follows! but dangit... she is so cute, how can you get mad, right? case in point...
ok, look out! sound the alarms... here she goes...
she is keeping herself busy. that is good. but eventually that playtime turns into this:
then i have to make MY way around the house, putting things back in their place so that they now look semi-presentable like this:
ok, so yes, the baby is a little tornado, wreaking havoc (errrr... creating mass destruction) wherever she goes. but i'm lucky, b/c the mess isn't limited to just her... oh no! here's another very common sight to behold:
how do they do it? i'm not sure. but by the end of the day, it looks like this:
don't kid yourself, it's not the kids that tidy it up... it's their anal mother. ha ha ha! but this is just one of those posts where i'm keeping it real. some days i feel i'm married to this guy (down below), instead of the big M:
(disclaimer: i'm really not a neat freak at all... but probably more of a controlled organized freak and once i've cleaned something up, only to have it all messed up again, is when it gets to be too much that it's comical. hey, i'm working on it! kids will be kids... they say you only realize all these things when you're a grandparent. can i quite possibly learn these things ahead of schedule? only time will tell!)