A Faint Memory...

This past weekend, I had a quick coffee with a girlfriend at Starbucks. She just had her third son and was telling me some funny stories about her boys. One of her boys made an "ocean" in the bathroom sink with toothpaste. {Very creative I must say!}

I was reassuring her that boys do change. The dumping of toys and the "little boy" messes will be a faint memory as they get older. A little encouragement for my dear friend...

Yesterday, morning when I walked into my sons room after he left for school. I was greeted with this....

My son later told me he was just looking for these....

Did you KNOW that when you find a mess or your children being messy.... Pull out your camera!!!!!

Taking a picture makes you feel better. It works every time!

p.s. When he came home from school...he began cleaning it up...he already knew what I was thinking!

57 comments:

Rae said...

That is a bunch of legos!! I can totally see those little pieces being stuck at the very bottom and your son having to dump everything out. You're absolutely right about taking a picture. It just transforms your mood with the snap of a button!

P.S. Glad he got them all picked up before bedtime. Stepping on legos in the dark is no fun!!

Darlene said...

Hahahahahaha oh my gosh that IS a bunch of legos!!!! I'm glad he is the one that got them all picked up.

Dot O said...

Funny, but when I saw this post I sorta welled up. My family room used to look like this all of the time. I didn't think to grab the camera back then. I've always loved Legos and I miss those days. He's 15 now and I moved the Legos to the basement since he wasn't playing with them anymore. I was always amazed at how they would dig through piles and piles until they found the right piece.

Great post, Sandy!

Astrid said...

OMG! That is an ocean of Legos! I don't think I've ever seen so many in my life! We do love to play with them too. :)

April said...

I have never seen so many Legos in my entire life...I AM NOT KIDDING! I think I might have just sat down in the middle of them and had myself a good boo-hoo session. ;) At least he picked them all up...right???

Kelli said...

I love the path between the pile of legos.

Denise said...

Wowwzy, wow wow wow! That IS a lot of legos, but hay, he needed those pieces AND he started to clean it up. On his own.

Camera? I take my camera to the bathroom. Nuf said.

Pam D said...

I am SO glad that I'm not the ONLY one who deals with those messages. Thanks for the gift of admitting that things aren't always perfect at your house! And thanks for the reminder to take pics.. I'm sure that, one day, when my boy is gone and my house is all picked up again, I'll miss that messy time in my life!
Blessings....

Jaime said...

Wow, that's a lot of legos! Too funny. Have a great day from a fellow SITSta, former teacher and momma!

At Home In Georgia said...

Holy smokes! Was that his big star wars ship? I must remember the camera antidote!!!

duchess said...

Oh, those legos. I think my son has some Indiana Jones scene playing out on his floor as I type.
We'll miss that one day.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

At least he kept them all in his room! I'm a firm believer in the camera theory, by the way.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Holy cow thats a lot of Legos!!!!

Runner Mom said...

It doesn't get a whole lot better as they grow older! I keep several cameras around just for this!

Susan

Jboo said...

Whoa -- that's a lot of Legos! The worst thing in the world to step on in barefeet is one of those things! Glad to hear that he cleaned it up!

Janet

Tim said...

That is a TON of Legos!

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heather said...

Yeah. I dunno if I believe the whole faint memory thing. Hubby can be quite a mess maker.

Blablover5 said...

Wow, that's a lego lovers dream.

We weren't allowed to play with Legos when we were little because they could make a mess.

Mom in High Heels said...

Holy cow! I don't think I've ever seen so many Legos outside of Legoland. Fortunately (for me), Indy isn't really into Legos (yet). He does have a ton of Playmobil stuff, be he knows if I find it on the floor, out it goes. Good for him for cleaning it up though.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

I love that you took a picture! Smart boy~for starting the clean up after school!
Too funny!

Jennifer said...

Om my goodness! THAT is some serious Legos :)



Jen

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is our house!!! The legos, the playmobile-I get that...for a second, I thought you had a picture of our playroom!

Montee said...

LOL! I had to laugh because I remember those days very well! Brett would dump out EVERY SINGLE LEGO to find just one piece he just HAD to have. I wasn't very happy at the time, but now I kind of miss those days.

Smelling Coffee said...

How funny! I'll have to try to remember the camera trick/mom-distraction next time I find a mess like that. :-)

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

I love lego's. Except when you step on them barefoot. Ouch.

Tara said...

You tell your friend that God picks special mom's to have 3 boys! I am one of them and love it!

On another note...HOLY LEGOS!!
My boys also love legos. They are all in the lego phase right now. I love the creativity they use when making their cars, ships or whatever!

I know I will miss it when they no longer want to play with them!

Sandy said...

I was just thinking my oldest son's room looked like that, 'cept with clothes!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I swear I heard a huge "GASP" that morning...now I know it was you.

Joy said...

Do your kids love Legos or what?? I think he could build his own Lego Land.
That is amazing.

I love the trail running down the middle.

Joy

Sarah said...

I can't stop laughing!!! That is SOOO my house! Seriously, I am laughing out loud and tearing up a bit! LOL
We have 5 boys, most of them have been into legos...we have them assembled under their bed on rubbermaid tub lids, we have them on shelves, we find random pieces all over our house and there are always 1 or 2 VERY special, unique pieces they are searching for or something just "Can't" be created! :)
Thanks for the laugh!

Carrie said...

Wow I miss seeing legos they only toys I have to pick up these days is dog toys! Cute

Valarie Lea said...

Oh my gosh at the Legos!!! I thought Logans room had alot. :)

Blue Castle said...

Oh my goodness! But look at the nice little path he made! :)

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

wow! now that's a mess.

Anonymous said...

Well he is very creative and could take those pieces and make a house

LuLu said...

Look at Lego heaven!!! What fun and that cracks me up he was looking for 2 pieces in all that! the camera idea is a gem! thanks for the tip.
LuLu

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL that is the funniest thing. I learned early on...just close the door and pretend that room doesn't exist. It's easier than fighting a losing battle hehe

Katie said...

Wow, that is a lot of legos. I can't believe how much they are. Jaden just totally got into them I'm really impressed on how well he does for being 6. Let me know if you ever sell any or those, ha ha..I have a little giveaway.

Becky said...

I love the trail down the middle. We are still using megablocks because legos are still a little small for my little ones. We have a huge tub of megas though and sometimes get the same effect.

I totally agree about the camera.

The Blonde Duck said...

It's like the lego tree rained on you!

Jo said...

What a creative young man (let's just focus on that for now)you have! ;)

Jo

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Now that is A LOT of legos!! Nick would be in heaven at your house.....he loves them. Glad he found the pieces he was looking for:)

Lisa

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Aaah...a familiar sight at my house. What a cute post!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Wow...that is a great pile of Legos!

I'm glad you were able to keep your sense of humor and photograph them! LOL

Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

A true blogger, you are; not getting angry at that DISASTER, but realizing the story in the photo. Nice job :).

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Teee heeeee...so glad I am not the only one bombarded with legos...my son LOVEs them! I enjoyed playing catch up on your style series...you have some serious sweet tastes girl! My laundry is red too and I also have black accents...hmmm maybe I ought to take pics and share rofl. BLack spry paint is like the little black dress....you can't go wrong. cherry

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my gosh that is the most Legos I've seen in eons!!! Yep, I'm with you...you'd just have to laugh at that! And look how he left a little cleared path in the middle to walk through~ that was clever!
What a fun and uplifting post...Happy almost TGIF Sandy Toe...Les

wife.mom.nurse said...

Miss Sandy Toes,

Oh, do I know Lego!!!!!!!!

I thought that you had uploaded one of my photos ")

So cool that he cleaned without being asked. Gotta love that!!!

Enjoy the mess...hmmm, gotta wrap my mind around that one ")

vicki said...

at least it was not "s" breaking up all the ships this time!!
and
he left you a path ...
he is improving ... do you remember that time back here when he and his buddy dumped his toys??..
a path.. you got a path ...

Liz said...

OMGosh that is a huge mess!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh my gosh! I do that exact thing when I am looking for something! Is there still time to grow out of it??? ;)

M ^..^

Kim said...

Oh... the legos! I have never seen so many legos in my life!

Wendy said...

Wow, this looks like our family room when my son is on one of his building sprees, except you have about a gazillion times more.

I showed this picture to my 6 year old to see what he would say. His eyes lit up. If he could have run his finger through the monitors he would have. I read him what you said about it and he said, "I bet he didn't clean those up. I bet when the got home he just built something really big all the way up to the ceiling!"

AndreaLeigh said...

oh dear! lol. what a mess!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

My son used to do the SAME thing...This post really brought back memories! I can't tell you how many times my son had to pick up his leggos!
Robin~♥

Melissa said...

Haha! That is soo funny! I had to show my husband those pictures, he LOVED Legos growing up! He said, "That's a lot of Legos!" HILARIOUS!

Melissa :D