- Aunty Mum
- The past two years have been all about adjusting to motherhood and finding my way through it via craft. The out pouring of this came in the form of my blog Aunty Mum. Now I'm finally finding my feet, the children are growing, I'm getting some independence and my interests are morphing . . . into cooking. Join me in exploring creativity in many forms, food, fabric, frowns and laughter.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
We spent the most amazing afternoon yesterday playing with Ben and Catarina and I was, once again, amazed at how useful a playroom was. I've been contemplating a big shift around for a while now and yesterday made up my mind.
You see, the childrens' toys have been slowly disappearing into my wardrobe as we disagreed about tidying up and I got more and more frustrated with having to tidy away a mess before I could sit and create once they'd gone to bed. Finally, I decided having a spare bedroom that's only been used once in four months didn't need to be kept soley out of bounds.
This morning we got stuck in and moved some furniture, vacuumed in corners, got out big boxes of toys and started sorting. I only wish I'd thought to get out the camera this morning as we sorted through a huge pile of toys and lots of junk categorising as we went.
On Wednesday I'm going to join the Toy Library so that we can borrow cool things like play kitchens and ovens and they can really get into the home play instead of pinching all the stuff from my kitchen.
It's a bit of a shame that the photograph of the toys was taken after they'd got in there and had some fun. Of course, it doesn't matter now because I won't see it unless I actually go into the room. Woo hoo!
I sorted through my bags of wool and comandeered the children's old toy box and it's now stuffed with half completed projects and wool and is tucked away in a corner. the lounge is looking more like a place to hang out and watch a DVD than a mine field that's better avoided altogether.
at 4:02 PM