I've decided to try to do a series of posts about "tips and tricks" that are helping us around here. The idea is partly to share what we are learning but even more hoping that some of you will chime in with other ideas. We'd love to hear what helps your house run smoother and happier. Anything that saves time, helps kids be involved, creates everyday learning experiences, etc...really anything that adds value and efficiency to your family life.
This post could alternatively be called "making lemonade"
because the pictures for today's "trick" started with this whopper of a lemon
So, when I discovered the mess I took a forced "time-out" for myself before responding. Took some pictures, posted them to facebook (you know, just in case any other moms could relate), and took deep breaths. THEN, I went back to enforce clean-up. To make clean-up a little more fun and engaging, I utilized a "trick" that has become a favorite around here.