Well, I did this Thursday night, and it was finally today (Sunday afternoon) when they asked if they could have a few toys to play with. Well Kieran did anyways. (and anything Kieran does, Donovan follows suit) SO I opened the door and let them pick out a few things they wanted, and then shut the door. I kept meaning to have them help me pick it back up but I kept forgetting LOL b/c the "mess" wasn't all that bad, FInally! I have no problem at the moment waiting until tomorrow night to do it.
All weekend was wonderful. I wasn't going crazy and the kids did fine w/ just a few things to play with. We have cabin fever though but I have combating it games of memory, reading, and watching movies (yeah I am bad about that, we must have seen Harry Potter 200 times by now) and getting dh to take at least one of the older boys with him when he runs errands.
I think one of these weekends when I get a good spurt of energy/motivation I am going to really pick through and donate what they don't seem to play with - most things in there are pretty new, mostly gifts from relatives, etc. It would look as if we went on a toy shopping spree but really it is just a four year accumulation. It did seem to me though that it was litterally overnight LOL but now that I have thought about it.
Books and clothes are another issue too. Their dresser is full, the closet is full, and the storage space has tons of boxes of clothes, and I have bags and bags in the storage waiting for dh tot ake them to the SA if he can ever rememeber to.
That would be combo of anyone who has boys older than mine handing stuff down to me, which I'm always thankful for, and Dh who loves to clothes shop (who knew :LOL)
The books I either set atop their dresser or threw in the toybox, and Donovan has destroyed most of them already - so I think I am going to try the top shelf in the closet.
This weekend I felt sane, I no longer feel guilty at all!! (I deserve a moment of sanity right?)