I came home from work last week to find a 'dirt pile' in the foyer. As you can see, the dirt pile consisted of almost every toy that lives downstairs in our home in one big pile.
The boy and his mess.
He did a great job picking everything up and returning things to their proper homes. We used the 'dirt pile' as a way to clean out some toys. I gave him a bag and told him to put things in it that we could give to other kids who didn't have toys. He got a little carried away and started putting everything in the bag. He did a great job with selecting things to give away and with sorting the other things and putting them back in their homes.
He's a bit of a clean freak and may have had as much fun cleaning up his mess as he did creating it.
One day a few weeks ago, I yelled up the stairs to see if he was brushing his teeth. He yelled back that he was going to but that he was working on the drawer and I needed to come see it. He had organized the top drawer in the bathroom, laying out the extra toothpaste and toothbrushes and making the drawer nice and neat. Yep, he's his daddy's boy for sure!