Some of you will be able to relate. Some of you may just be in denial. Some of you will have NO idea what I am talking about.
When you have girls and then a boy, well I think its a little different. You are used to girls. Girls who want to smell good. Who want to look pretty and cute. Who care about what there room looks like. Hahahaha ok, ok, I am joking on that last one. The girls room is a mess!
L.L. on the other hand well he is just a mess. Fights to get him in the bath. In the summer he thinks swimming in the pool is a bath. He would wear the same clothes everyday if we let him. Now I will give him this, He does like to smell good when he goes places. He likes to get into his Dads Ralph Lauren Cologne, and smell good for the girls. His words not mine.
His room, Its a war zone, literally. Little army men set up strategically to pierce the foot of any approaching enemy. Lego warriors, tanks, and planes scouting the perimeter of the room. Guarding from the sisters and the dog, who might be looking for the stash of candy that is hidden on top of the bunk bed and inside the video rocker chair (because it now has a split in the middle of it from repeated abuse by L.L. himself).
Sometimes you just have enough of the messiness of it all. Like when you can smell strange smells coming out of the room. I am there, I have had enough. So I sent him and his Daddy into the pit to clean it up. So far I have seen B.L. come out with 6 glass Coca-Cola bottles left from Christmas, 3 cereal bowls with cereal still in them, 2 plates, and numerous candy wrappers. They may be in there awhile.
L.L. came out at minute ago and had this to say, now remember he is 8....
L.L: "Mom I don't understand why you want my room clean? I want to live like a pig."
Me: " You are not going to live like a pig"
Me: (classic Mommy response) "Because I am the Mom and you are the kid and I said so"
L.L. " I am not a kid, I am a small person and I can live like a pig if I want to, and pigs are cute.
Yes Little Logan they are cute, but you are still not going to live like one. :)