As I tucked Lex in last night, I feared I might trip and break my leg. I didn't end up breaking any bones, but I think I might require a Tetanus shot in my near future.
This is after we'd been cleaning for twenty minutes. Yes, I know it looks like Toys R Us threw up in here.
The thing is, it was cleaned like this less than one week ago! ONE WEEK! Why do kids feel the need to be surrounded by every toy they own? I should have taken a picture of Lexi's bed before we cleaned! That girl had everything but the kitchen sink in there. Seriously, I don't think there was more than an inch of mattress left for her.
My husband still insists that we should take out all the toys, furniture and carpeting in the house and replace them with cement floors complete with drainage grates, small piles of straw on which they can sleep, and a little trough for their food. And whenever it gets messy, we can just take the pressure washer to it.
I just got an email that I'd like to add here. The following message was on Julian's carepages and I like the idea of hugging our own children tomorrow, not only to honor Julian, but to take a moment out of our busy lives to show our own children that they are loved and cherished.
"I think Saturday, January 5th at 11:00 am should be National Hug JuJu Day - if we could all hug JuJu all at once and let him know how much we appreciate his message to us and to our own children. We should then in turn - hug our own children in honor of JuJu. Last night I was looking at my 2 year old son who is also fighting a life threatening disease and watching his face, his eyes, his nose, his mouth....and I thought of Julian and you, Mimi. You have touched us all in a way that we will never forget. We will miss you JuJu and we will miss your updates Mimi....but we will always love you and remember how much one little boy touched so many lives out here and so far away.
Always in our thoughts, prayers, and in our souls forever. LOVE to the Avery's. Lisa, Nicole and the little man, Collin."