13 things on my floor…

Ah, the life with a toddler. I’d never have imagined I could have more than 13 things on my floor that weren’t supposed to be there – pre-Lil Duck, that is. Now, I’m happy if I can count the number of things on my floor…

  1. A two-foot fire truck. Complete with 3 1/2 ft. ladder with a Weeble on top.
  2. Another Weeble (and boy do those things hurt when your foot finds them in the middle of the night…)
  3. A bunch of Cheerios – the little one decided that instead of eating his breakfast, it was much nicer to launch them across the room. Fascinating, but messy.
  4. Two little baby socks – since he can’t stand to keep them on his feet, he is always taking them off and stashing them.
  5. A red Matchbox-car sized Lightning McQueen… one of two, since the original was missing for a few weeks and it was greatly missed, of course as soon as we replaced it the original turned up…
  6. A toy cell phone, which he does play with, but doesn’t keep him from taking my real phone and calling…. EVERYONE… and screaming his head off when I take it away.
  7. A rug, printed to look like a city with roads and buildings and everything – which is normally laid out flat in the playroom. However, Lil’ Duck got creative last night when asked to clean up all his toys – he got a gleam in his eye, went over and rolled up the rug, hiding all the toys inside. Little guy takes after his mama… ;)
  8. Daddy’s calculator – appropriated by the little one. It’s one where you push a button and it flips open, very fascinating & providing hours of entertainment. Too bad Daddy Creature never gets to use it…
  9. Elmo…. poor Elmo, laying on his back. We stand him up and make him dance, but all the little guy wants to do is push him over to hear him say “Oops, Elmo fell down!” – this is always followed by uncontrollable cackling from the little one. So much for compassion…
  10. A marketing book. I have no idea why, perhaps the little one has great plans…
  11. The seat of one of my bar stools. Now that the little guy has mastered the art of climbing the stools, he has to dismantle them. Just look before you sit down :).
  12. Stolen envelopes from my product orders – he is always snatching the extras and running off with them to “package Mommy’s orders now”.
  13. Trains!!

37 Responses to 13 things on my floor…

  1. Jenny April 27, 2007 at 12:31 pm #

    Our Elmo suffers the same way. xD

  2. Ctina April 26, 2007 at 7:22 pm #

    I enjoy #9…poor Elmo!

  3. Amy April 26, 2007 at 6:52 pm #

    Yep, I remember those days.

    Now I have a certain special kind of hearing that hears toys hit the floor. Immediately, without notice, I yell “Take it to your room!”

  4. Titania April 26, 2007 at 6:21 pm #

    Those brought back memories. I have a 12 year old and a 22 year old. I will share a funny thing my daughter would do . At Easter she would hide the Marshmallow bunnies until they were hard and then I would catch her playing with them as if they were plastic toys! I was horrified when I found her stash. :o)~

    I thought you would enjoy that.
    Have a nice day.

  5. David April 26, 2007 at 5:31 pm #

    “…rolled up the rug, hiding all the toys inside.”

    With Spring cleaning in full swing here at twc central, I NEED that one! Gonna use it, too!


  6. Sunny April 26, 2007 at 3:03 pm #

    Does it ever get better?


  7. Overwhelmed! April 26, 2007 at 2:04 pm #

    Wow, that’s a lot of stuff found on your floor. Still, if I go home and count, I’ll bet we have more. This is not a good thing. :)

    Hey, can you teach me how to do the “read more” link that you used on this post?

  8. Frigga April 26, 2007 at 1:32 pm #

    Sounds like your little man sure knows how to decorate well! Happy TT13! Mines up at http://anyapples.blogspot.com/

  9. toni April 26, 2007 at 1:14 pm #

    LOL. I have Cheerios on the floor too (and as an added bonus, ANTS. I’m just special that way). Good TT. Mine is up as well.

  10. Sue April 26, 2007 at 11:40 am #

    Oh, it sounds like my house. :) And the more they have on their floor, the more content they are. :)

  11. Crazy Working Mom April 26, 2007 at 10:11 am #

    *LOL* Great list…I have a few of those same things in my floor!

  12. Robyn April 26, 2007 at 9:32 am #

    I remember those days well. Nice trip down memory lane.

  13. carmen April 26, 2007 at 8:27 am #

    Poor Elmo. :) I have the “tickle me” one.

  14. Adventures In Babywearing April 26, 2007 at 8:20 am #

    Of course I can relate to most of this! Especially Elmo, Lightning McQueen and TRAINS!


  15. Darla April 26, 2007 at 5:49 am #

    LOL! My big boys (12, 16, & 47) still have trains on the floor–thankfully, it’s the attic floor. :)

  16. she April 26, 2007 at 5:15 am #

    But… but…

    Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down. Where else would they be but on the floor?

  17. Lisa (qtpies7) April 26, 2007 at 2:13 am #

    I’ve been finding thawing corndogs all over my house for the last 2 days. Apparently when I buy the individually wrapped ones, Trinity can’t eat them, so she ditches them one by one…. Otherwise she’d eat them frozen. yes, she really does.

  18. pussreboots April 26, 2007 at 1:13 am #

    With two little ones my floor is also full of interesting things.

  19. L-Squared April 25, 2007 at 11:33 pm #

    Cute list! My floors are littered with toys belonging to my canine kids. :-)

  20. Christine April 25, 2007 at 11:24 pm #

    We do a little clean up song before our chicken goes to bed. Or, we do a 10 second tidy (a la Big Comfy Couch) … your post, as always, resonated with me!

    I’m all about cows on parade for this weeks TT (no 10 for me!)

  21. Di April 25, 2007 at 11:00 pm #

    Re # 4…don’t think this will go away when his little feet are too big to easily kick off socks…I still have to tell my 11 year old son whose feet are as big as mine to pick his socks up off the floor after school!

  22. Chelle Y. April 25, 2007 at 10:45 pm #

    I love to see little boy toys on the floor. It makes me thankful for my blessings in being a mom.


  23. jen April 25, 2007 at 10:26 pm #

    that was a fun and interesting read
    1 train x 3
    2 helicopter
    3 airoplane
    4 trucks
    5 jigsaw puzzle
    6 teddies
    7 books
    8 playdough shape cutter
    9 sofa cushion
    10 Billys action man that he gave Daniel to play with
    11 ribbon bow
    12 book box
    13 platic play screw

    I really need to clean up my lounge. Daniel decided he wanted to get into the toy cupboard this morning where most of these toys live

  24. Lisa April 25, 2007 at 9:26 pm #

    I suddenly feel like making a mini-TT here in the comments about what’s on my floor! (I have a 2 year old too!)

  25. Janet April 25, 2007 at 9:26 pm #

    13 things on my floor…dog fur, dog hair, dog dander, dog food…you get the picture!

  26. Lu April 25, 2007 at 9:22 pm #

    Ha! Ha! I have little pieces of play-do every where! Bubbie loves to pull the play-do apart in little pieces and roll them up in a ball…. then drop them all over the house. I’ll find hard colored pieces of play-do DAYS later….. Ahhh! To have a 2 yr old! Life is great!

  27. Wylie Kinson April 25, 2007 at 8:45 pm #

    LOL!! I have a 2 1/2 year old so I can totally relate! He’s appropriated all working flashlights (which are now permanent residents of ‘under-the-couch’) and all rubber bathtub/sink plugs.
    Gah… and the money we spend on REAL toys.

  28. Lene April 25, 2007 at 8:38 pm #

    Your house sounds like mine! lol Happy TT!

  29. Susan Helene Gottfried April 25, 2007 at 8:33 pm #

    Oh, I miss those days… as they get older, the pieces get smaller and harder on the soles of the feet…

    Happy TT, my friend!

  30. Cheryl April 25, 2007 at 7:31 pm #

    I find cereal and fishies everywhere too. Funny about the socks…my little girl hates them too. She’s always pulling them off.

  31. Jadesymb April 25, 2007 at 6:44 pm #


    yeah, my son just learned to crawl! I know where you are coming from :)

  32. Karen W April 25, 2007 at 6:41 pm #

    Toys and toddlers – just goes together! I gave up on socks with two of mine, saving them only for cold weather outings.

  33. Mark Caldwell April 25, 2007 at 6:40 pm #

    #13 shows excellent taste in things to play with.

  34. rashenbo April 25, 2007 at 6:19 pm #

    So cute… these days my floors are covered by shoes, clothes, back packs, flyers from school that get dumped… yes DUMPED on the floor… more clothes and more shoes.

  35. Tink April 25, 2007 at 6:14 pm #

    Only natural to have this stuff on the floor with a kid around. A clean house with an empty floor and a kid… that’s strange! :-)
    My TT: Thirteen things I do on the computer.


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