I know it's their job to pick up the toys they play with. But do you ever pick up their toys - like when you're practically tripping over them, or they're sleeping over at their grandparents' and you want the house to be clean, or you are just "sick of" the mess, or they're taking a nap and you just want the living room to be clean?
I guess I'm asking because I know a mother of 10 children who told me last time I was at her house (over a year ago) when I went to put some toys on the floor away that at their house, the adults don't pick up toys, only the children do. I would love for that to be true at my house, too, but realistically it doesn't happen. And sometimes I clean with my children, when I want to help them - for example, when they're discouraged at the big job they have to do.