Sometimes I can remember the days before kids – when my house was clean(er).
When I could put a pillow on the couch and find it there, in the exact same spot, 8 days later.
When I didn’t have to navigate piles of toys or legos any time I wanted to walk through the house.
Welcome to the Kid Edition of Messy Houses – where we remind you that kids everywhere are messy – not just yours!
MOM – I Clogged the Toilet
House Owner: A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall
She Says: We live in an old house with old plumbing. The toilet frequently needs plunged. I guess the newly potty-trained child thought he could handle it. I was talking to my mom on the phone, not paying attention to the fact that he was being too quiet
Isn’t it adorable when it’s someone else’s child?
House Owner: A Little Slice of Life
She says: I bought Little Man a big box of Legos at a garage sale for $20. When we got home I went to make lunch. Can you tell where he was sitting?
Trashed Toy Room
House Owner: Jessica at Four Plus an Angel
She Says: My first week trying to be a work-at-home mom, and I thought I had the whole thing under control.
The kids were playing nicely during “quiet time”, I was typing away on the laptop and then I heard a crash…
They launched a huge pile of bins down the stairs that I had just filled with clothes I had sorted and put away for storage.
You know there’s going to be trouble when the kids are quiet!
Another Trashed Toy Room
House Owner: Anonymous
I’ve Declared a Ban on Chocolate Syrup
House Owner: Brandy
She Says: So, I was organizing my coupons and the kids were playing in their room. They weren’t being any louder or quieter than normal so I didn’t think anything of it.
I was probably at the table for 20 minutes and then went to go and check on them.
I found this and couldn’t do anything but take a picture! They were both covered in chocolate syrup too! This happened about a year ago and I’m still occasionally seeing spots that I missed.
Mommy is Busy Decluttering…
House Owner: Lindsy
She Says: My day was spent cleaning and decluttering the living room/dining room and kitchen… while my daughter (3) kept herself busy….
Helping Mommy in the Kitchen
House Owner: Emma
She Says: I heard some clanging in the kitchen, and I went to check on my one year old. I saw that he had dragged out some pots and pans, and I figured if it’s keeping him happy then hey, I’m happy too.
I sat on the couch and took a break.
When I checked on him again, he had emptied two cupboards, so I opened up the last one for him. He was ecstatic.
I guess I needed to re-organize the kitchen cupboards anyway. The baby was just helping out.
Polly Wants a Cleaner Dresser
House Owner: Alli
She Says: My 8-month-old is sleeping peacefully (proud).
There are 3 overdue library books and some moldy face cream in this pic as well as a bottle that has tipped over and leaked formula on to our bed (embarrassed).
I realize that the sweet sleeping child did not make this mess, but I just had to include this – mainly because of the parrot on the dresser.
Mom Needs to Blog!
House Owner: Evil Joy Speaks
She Says: I was blogging and said go clean your closet out – they did – and trashed their room…..
Want More Pictures
Here are a few more posts that will make you feel better about your messy kids:
Pottery Barn Perfect? Not so much.
Think your house is messier? Send me your pictures! (Garages and cars are welcome too!)