I just want to toss them all.
We have a 4 yo and a 3 yo who play very well together. The 3yo is very good at cleanup, but the 4 yo can't stay on task to save his life. Every night is a struggle, with me directing what to put away next, etc. I try to give as much freedom as I can, but I want the mess cleaned up every day or it's completely out of control. It will be much easier on the days they are in school now, but the days they are both home it's a nightmare.
DS 1 torments his brother as every big brother should. That includes stealing pieces from the puzzle DS 2 is working on and hiding them, often in places even I can't reach. So now there's not a single puzzle that has all its pieces. They're all still usable, just missing one or two pieces, but it's annoying to have all these useless little scraps of toys lying around. Nothing is whole anymore.
Somewhat related: The THROWING. We throw balls. Outside. Period. But they will throw or "play tennis" with ANYTHING they can find inside (a shoe was the latest tennis racket). I don't have a fancy house, but I don't want marks all over the walls made by small pieces that are being batted around. I have banned playing in their rooms to curb this, and the toys that are still violators are going in the trash. We now have an incomplete set of letter magnets for DS 2 to learn his ABCs with. I have piles of toys all over the house that are in "time out" for being thrown and they just don't care. Now and then they ask for a toy that's been in time out for awhile, but when I say, "You can have it back when you start showing respect for the rules and for your toys" that's just too much to ask.
How do you all deal with this? I took the puzzles that are missing pieces away and gave them back when the pieces reappeared. That lasted less than a week and we are now back to no puzzles. And the pieces are MIA or behind the couch, which I am not moving to get to them.
And it's not just puzzles, but that's the best example I have. We have reusable stickers with tiny pieces EVERYWHERE and I just want to throw it all away instead of trying to put the sets back together.