Last night, after supper, my kids went and played together in their rooms, as they usually do. For some reason, this is the time of the day that they get along the best on average.
Anyways, my son kept running back and forth from the kitchen (where I was) to his room, talking about his special work project (he's into pretending he has "a work" as he calls it). So I thought, OK, he's just playing pretend, no big deal.
And then things got quiet. And I got worried. What was I going to find out.
Here is the answer to that:
He had neatly lined up almost every toy he owned. Vertical line, and a couple horizontal lines of toys as well. OK, so I did not get mad this time, because I thought it was kinda cute. And it was a lot easier to clean that the usual messes he makes.
He's into "piling". You know, taking every toy in the house, and piling it all under a bed, or into a closet. That kind of piling. The kind of mess hard to reach and to clean up. So this was not even half as bad. I just let him keep playing pretend until bath time and cleaned it up while he was in the tub.
Surprise! I missed half of it! I went to put him in bed shortly after and found that 3/4 of all his AND his sister's books were "piled" and hiding under his blankets in his bed.
OK, still not that bad, but you should sill beware of the silence because you never know.
What kind of things have you caught your kids doing when things got quiet?
I would love to know!