How much fun can one boy have?

28 Jul

Happy, toothy 8 year old boy

When Gage was up visiting my parents for a week, I took advantage of his being gone to clean his room.  He generally keeps it clean with reminders but with the busy year we had last year, it got away from him and then . . . fohgetaboudit.  By the time he left for his visit, I wouldn’t/couldn’t walk into the room to kiss him goodnight.  So, it took me two days, 3 boxes for Goodwill, 3 bags of garbage, and an incrediable amount of patience but it got done.

When his room is clean, he has room to play and have fun.  He has had this toy since he was 3.  It’s a special toy and so we keep it up high and only get it out when the room is clean and he’s feeling mellow.  He can put it together and run it himself now but I went in to keep him company.  His running commentary in the video is hilarious to me.  What a boy!


4 Responses to “How much fun can one boy have?”

  1. jayne 28 July, 2008 at 3:44 am #

    What a cool toy! I’d like to have one of those! :c) Nice to have a clean room and space to play again. I am sure he was very (ahem) appreciative of all your hard work.

  2. Pam 28 July, 2008 at 3:18 pm #

    What a fun toy! And a nice clean room!! It’s nice to hear you and to see/hear Gage!

  3. KGMom 28 July, 2008 at 3:59 pm #

    Wow–he lets you clean things out?!? The day will soon come when you will be banished from his room. And then the stuff will really pile high.

  4. Liza Lee Miller 28 July, 2008 at 4:16 pm #

    KGMom, he not only lets me, he was grateful! He likes it clean and he was really feeling overwhelmed so he was glad to come home and find it clean. I know it won’t last but . . .

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