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>Modern proverbs – mess expands to fill the space available

>That no matter how nice your playroom, how regular your toy clear outs and how clever your toy storage that by about five minutes after breakfast the entire bottom floor of the house will be strewn with various toys and books. One determined toddler will be able to get out every single item and carefully lay a trail of cast off toys through every room they can get into.

Conversely, it will take considerably longer to tidy these toys up and any attempt to do so before bedtime hour will have absolutely no impact whatsoever.

A proverb (from the Latinproverbium), also called a byword or nayword, is a simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated which expresses a truth, based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity.
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3 comments to >Modern proverbs – mess expands to fill the space available

  • AliBlahBlah

    >When I was pregnant I was seriously considering investing in a 'pooper-scooper' to pick up the eleventy billion small plastic animals strewn about by my daughter. I just couldn't keep bending down to pick them up, but couldn't tolerate one more hedgehog to the instep either.

    It would have been sensible to teach her to pick up after herself, but the pooper scooper was easier.

  • Muddling Along Mummy

    >AliBlahBlah (love the name btw) I had never thought of a pooper scooper – I can barely bend down around my bump to pick things up and Toddlergirl seems to think taking things out of the boxes is the new picking up …

  • Insomniac Mummy

    >You speak the truth indeed!

    I've tagged you for an award over at mine.


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