Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Descent into Chaos

As an experiment I decided to take time lapse pictures of the insanity that happens once my children are at home5pm - room tidy and childless. Keen eyes will notice that my children have broken a door on our new entertainment unit already!
5.30pm - the mess is starting to seep in already. The white stuff on the carpet is talc!
This is about 6pm. It's dinner time hence no children in picture
7pm bedtime!!!!

15 comments:

Churchill said...

kids = chaos... that is for sure

joannabug said...

That is hilarious! With as crazy as my kids are right now (they've discovered that they can take books and DVDs off the shelf), sometimes it goes from the first picture to the last in about 10 minutes, LOL! So funny!

joannabug--from twinstuff

mommaof4wife2r said...

i am always amazed at how quickly things go down hill in the toy room. what a great idea for time lapse. cute!

Stephanie said...

Hey, looks all too familiar! Sometimes when I'm picking it all up before I go to bed, I wonder what in the world I'm doing it for. Shouldn't I just leave it out for them to start play the next morning?!!

Hate seeing the darkness at 5:30 in your pics....starting to happen here....dark earlier and earlier. YUCK!

Jaime said...

Isn't it frustrating? Trying to keep my house clean is almost pointless at this stage with my children...but I will keep trying!:)

Debra said...

This is GREAT! I have a sign hanging at my front door that says "Our home isn't under construction, kids just live here." So true! I think I will try this!!

Josh and Betsie said...

Wow...i need to do this. Good idea. Then they can see what it is like to pick up everything all day long.

Shannon said...

This is great! My house would do about the same thing. I think we can all relate. Hence the reason we feel like we are cleaning all day long and the house always looks a fright.

Laura said...

I have taken the pictures of my twins bedroom (at night before bed) and in the morning when I go in. It's not pretty. I'll post the horror someday (if I can stomach it).

Great post! I love it!

raising4boys said...

LOVE IT!! Fun photo idea :)

angie said...

What a great idea! Kids are great for that. :)

girlytwins said...

Hahaha. I could take the same pictures :) So funny.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had a suction machine that zoomed everything away.
Just one click and its all gone! I guess I would have to be tidy too. Second thoughts, maybe the suction machine is not such a good idea??

Threeundertwo said...

That is such a funny idea! Wish I'd thought of it.

Sorry about the entertainment center door. I'm surprised ours are intact.

Connie said...

So, so true...I have had to rearrange all of my drawers, and am constantly bent over cleaning up the trail of messes....my older kids asked why I keep picking it up, and I say because one day it will stop, and we won't even realize it!! This is my hope anyway!!