Sunday, January 22, 2012

Contraptions...

Is it any wonder my house looks like a major project is going on? Everywhere. All the time. This is what I'm up against...

This run made possible by the purchase of two marble runs from Discount School Supply.

I'm certain that one day too soon my house will be neat as a pin and I'll wonder where all the messes went. For now...just near my feet in another room upstairs from that one is a pile of Snap Circuits and a half built circuit with an instruction booklet open to just the right page.

That table with the doll house light project is still up and full of items waiting for further inspiration...

And the table in front of me is stacked high with the best loved books. Actually, there are stacks of well loved books everywhere.

Maybe I need to be more mindful about having the children put their messes away. But I prefer to think of our home as a print rich environment with just the right equipment to invite questioning and to inspire investigation. Everywhere. All the time.

3 comments:

Laurie said...

I love the happy messes. Make note though, where you kids leave off, your grand-kids will take over! Neat as a pin ain't never happening- at least around here!

Gail from Fiar said...

And the added bonus? Great memories for your kids! Enjoy every moment. Believe me - it's getting a little too quiet here....

Nancy said...

You have such a good attitude Heather!! I try very hard to have this attitude and somedays I do well and others not so much. But I keep trying!! It's just hard somedays when a huge fort is built in the living room and takes up the entire space!!