First of all, please pretend my house is clean... That's what I do... I just pretend I can't see the trail the girls leave as they come in the door from the bus... Is it really that hard to just put your jacket away AS you take it off?
We have these columns in our front room. They are much more than just decorative... The twins have been climbing them for years. Sam has been practicing and practicing and can now get all the way to the ceiling.
And it's funny to have the girls show their friends that come over and hear them say, "Well, first you have to lick your feet..."