My Living Room is a Toys R Us

24 Mar

Do you think our child has enough toys? We can barely walk through our living room without tripping over a toy. And forget about having any body over. This kid has taken over our house.

I’m sure a lot of families can relate to our situation. We live in a 2 bedroom town home. One room is the master and the other is Rylie’s. We don’t have any kind of play room so naturally the living room has transformed into it. I some-what pick up her toys at the end of the day, but it always seems like it’s not worth it. They will just be scattered again the following morning.

Do you see the pack-n-play as a barricade to keep her from going into the kitchen? Well that is filled with toys too. We don’t have a toy chest right now, so that will have to do. I try to trade out her toys every-so-often to keep them new to her.

Forget a coffee table. There is a slide in the middle of our living room. Yeah, that should be outside but here is our backyard.

Living in a town home has its limitations. You can’t leave anything outside because you never know when they are going to mow. There are no fences allowed so she is always in the neighbor’s yard. The slide won’t fit in our garage because there are baby swings, jumpers, bouncers and strollers along side of a dining room table and our coffee table. And no I won’t show you a picture of that. It’s kind of embarrassing. We have out grown our house a lot faster than we planned. You just don’t realize how much stuff comes with having a baby, now toddler.

I pray that it is in God’s plan for us to get into a decent sized house sometime this year. By the looks of things we may have a whole swing set in our living room by Christmas.

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7 Responses to “My Living Room is a Toys R Us”

  1. Carol March 24, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    I swear the toys multiply while we sleep. It’s amazing how much stuff you accumulate and how much of it they DON’T play with. No matter how much square footage you have, this problem always exists.

  2. marlen March 24, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    holy cow she makes easton look toy deprived!! we have two small canvas full of toys, one in his room and one in our living room. i need to come shopping at the bartee’s toy shop!

  3. Marci Girl March 24, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Thanks so much for being brave and posting this, my living room looks the exact same way (also a two bedroom house) and mine is slowly taking over the kitchen too! And you are right, what is the point in picking it up? To bad my husband doesn’t feel the same….

  4. kmmacrina March 24, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    Well I have to say we fit into the same category! Having two children 17 months apart doesn’t make it easy to consolidate toys!!! Our house has a dining/toy room as well as a living/toy room, and garage/outside toy storage. We have resorted to remodeling our TINY attic hoping to keep the toys up there. Maybe we will get some of our space back.

  5. Kandice March 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    I am visiting from over at the Freckled nest…and I want to thank you for sharing the pictures of your living room! My house looks very similar and I hate it when people come over and see it that way! Kids are so messy! (PS we have a storage unit that is FULL of stuff…and I would DIE if anyone saw it!)

  6. Christina March 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    This is totally my house as well. For reals. Containing the chaos is a full time job in itself!

  7. Tamara March 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    visiting from FN:)

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with an explosion of toys…

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