May 21, 2012

I Can't Decide if my Idea was Genius or Stupid

I got an idea a few weeks ago after our garage sale and the second bay of our garage was mostly empty for the first time in years! I thought I would set up a little play area in the garage since we spend so much time in the front yard. (Until summer hits and we hibernate!) That way the kids would have an area in the shade to play in and it would encourage them to be outside more. That sounds like a pretty good plan right?

Except I didn't factor in one little detail. A small thing in the grand scheme of things, but a problem all the same.

I now have another area to clean up!!! 

This is after they were playing for 5 minutes!

Now I like that they have a little outdoor area for playing but I hate adding an area to clean up. Yes I make the kids do the work, but I have to nag supervise them to get them to do it. So what do you think smart idea or stupid, stupid move mommy?

And the best part about hanging out in the front yard is that Mark gets to watch the recycle and dump trucks every Monday. He just stands there and stares mesmerized. 


  1. I'm always looking for new play areas for my twins, so I think this is great. My boys are 17 months, so we definitely have the clean up issues, too. Glad I found your blog as it seems we have quite a bit in common. Thanks for sharing! ~Holli at

  2. At least it's in the garage and people rarely go to the garage.

  3. I think it was a great idea! I am always wishing we had some shady area outside for play. Right now where out kids toys are we have no shade no matter the time of day. :-S

  4. I think it's a great idea as I'm always about variety. When you get antsy inside, step outside.


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