Monday, April 21, 2014

The State of the Union (or just our living room floor)

I like keeping a pretty clean house. I really can't stand clutter on surfaces (especially my kitchen counters and my dining room tables) and I like to keep the Living room clean because that is the room I spend most of my time in at the moment. But now that Olivia is mobile, it is nearly impossible to keep the living room clean. 

See below:

And this is not just a couple days worth of clutter, this is one morning (from 6:30 to 8am). Olivia managed to pull out her entire container of toys and drink coasters, got fussy so I put some Cherrios on the floor for her to eat (is that bad? I was trying to get some eggs made for us and when I feed her off the floor, I can see her better than in her high chair), and then got distracted from the Cherrios and decided to play with the laundry.

The thing is, I don't even know why I keep putting them back! Maybe because I think that she probably enjoys pulling everything out as much as playing with just 1 thing, maybe because I'm trying to encourage her to crawl more, maybe just because I'm insane (doing something over and over and expecting a different result). Either way, it is currently tidied up until Olivia wakes up from her nap and the whole cycle starts again.

Really I'm enjoying her exploring and don't mind when she gets into things that won't kill her (not like outlets, power cords, hot ovens, why do they like things that are most likely to hurt them? Do they instinctively know?) Now I just need to teach her that putting things back is just as fun as pulling it all out :)

Having fun playing with Laundry