It's like that at my house, too, but with a little twist.
I paid some bills and sorted mail earlier today, and while doing that I tossed envelopes and inserts onto the floor. After about an hour of that I had quite a pile. I picked it up and threw it out. I did not realize that the kids had secretly stolen a few of the papers while I wasn't looking. Most of them were on the deck, as I later learned.
But before I found that out, I couldn't figure out what they were doing. I kept noticing that every now and then, one of them walked around with a little piece of paper in his/her mouth, and the others would try to steal it away! At one time, three had paper clinched in their jaws and the 4th was trying to steal them, almost appearing like kids playing tag, running first after one and then after another. They were having a great time, but I didn't figure it out till I followed them to the deck.
I picked up the papers on the deck and tossed them in the trash. I thought I had all the pieces of paper picked up, and then......
Max came trotting in with an almost full envelope in his mouth!
I love how he holds it with his paws and tears with his mouth.
He drops a torn shred, and one of the others grabs it.
"MOM! They're stealing my toys!!"
Cardboard boxes and AARP envelopes .... treasures of this world, for sure!!! If only we could all enjoy such simplicity to make our lives whole!
Life is beautiful!!!!