Before Jayden leaves for school the living room looks like this:
(Throw pillows and cushions in disarray.)
(Artwork left out on the loveseat.)
(Various toys strewn all about the room.)
Of course he never has time to do clean-up before rushing out the door to school:
So after he leaves I do a quick pick-up and then the living room looks like this:
And Eóghan and I spend a quiet day surrounded by neatness.
Here is the living room before Jayden comes home from school:
Then Eóghan and I make the trek to school to fetch Jayden:
And out comes the whirlwind...
...who is always a few steps ahead of us:
And after he walks in the door the living room looks like this:
Me (indignantly): "Jayden!"
Jayden (just as indignant): "I know, I know, put my hat and gloves in the sleeve and hang up my jacket. Then put my shoes away, and get changed, and put my schoolbag on the dining table. Every day the same old thing!"