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Sunday, November 29, 2009

From Horizontal to Vertical

Mum was visiting for Thanksgiving and stayed the weekend. We thought the Evil Genius was going to be away from Friday through Sunday, and we planned to clean his room and get rid of one or two thousand extraneous toys on Saturday. He's a pretty good kid, but he's still a kid, and they're not notorious for keeping things tidy or giving up a single plaything, even if it is so mangled it doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to its original form.

For your viewing pleasure, I present a before picture in video form:

Alas, the Evil Genius didn't get to go play in more amusing climes, so we had to limit our purging to a few items stealthily bagged while the boy watched Peter Pan and laughed like a loon.

In the midst of our merriment, Someone happened to call. Bird's room in that video up there? Is pretty much how it looked while Someone was visiting. He wanted to know how on earth I clean all that up, and was it a matter of turning the mess from horizontal to vertical?

Yes. Yes it is.


Momlady said...

LOL and I still have sore places from sitting on whatever on the floor and bending and stooping. I don't think I've ever seen so many small cars. Nor have I seen such itty bitty Lego pieces. Whew! Glad those weren't around when you were a kid.

HermitJim said...

Best way to find small Lego pieces...is to go barefooted for a bit! You would be surprised at how many small, sharp-edged things you can find that way!

Gypsy Guru said...

Nicely done, dear. Nicely done!