We live in tight quarters here but we try to make the most of our square footage. My husband Aaron turned what was supposed to be a formal dining room into a playroom. You can read about that transformation in this post. It is a great place for the playroom because it is right off the kitchen. We put a baby gate between the playroom and kitchen and now the babies are secure in their own space.
So this morning, like most mornings, I am in the kitchen making breakfast (scrambled eggs) for the kiddos and chatting on the phone with a friend. The babies were in the playroom together. I realized that the playroom was too quiet. In our house quiet is a cause for concern. It is like sounding an alarm! I turned around from the stove to check on them and this is what I saw
At first, I didn't see Ella. I was concerned that my son had piled all of that on top of my daughter. I spotted her and questioned my two year old as to what he was doing. He said, "Tower- Knock it down- baby." Apparently he was making a tower and then planning to knock it down on his sister. As the toys precariously hung over my one year old daughter's head, I snapped a quick picture and dismantled his "work of art."
To give you a little perspective on what I was seeing, here is a before and after shot of that corner of the playroom:
So I guess I can now add, "Don't build a giant tower of toys and knock it down on your sister," to my list of rules that I didn't think I needed to tell you!