Firstly let me state that the bedroom related dilemma does not occurring in the main bedroom of our house but Jaspers room.
I’m a clean freak; I verge on OCD about everything having a place and things being put away in the right place at the end of the day. I know to some I am the perfect husband and to others I am not! It took a few years for my own wife to appreciate my anal tidying nature but once the kids came along that which had been a negative part of my character soon became a shining strength and a much pleasing attribute.
This weekend my only goal was to get Jasper to tidy his room. I say only because when you face climbing the Matterhorn of all parenting situations it’s good not have lots of other objectives going on at the same time! Jasper is a great kid but he does feel cosy around mess! Like most kids, the idea of putting things back after you have played with them or making sure that all the bits are back in the box for next time is as unfathomable as quantum physics. Bits of toy, random Lego pieces, single Top Trump cards end up everywhere and then when it’s time to play the infamous words fill the air “I have nothing to play with because the bits are missing from my toys