Fun Happens When Mom Isn't Looking....

Real Estate Agent with Edina Realty

Being home for an extra dose of time everyday has given the kidlets time to play a bit more than normal. Play.... Well... I suppose? Mine are trying desperately to clean out a garage to renovate the space into their gym. They are getting closer every week, but I'm sure that it feels a little like pulling teeth because some of it has to be done with the adults in their lives. 

They've taken out trash, they've removed the nails and things hanging from the walls, they have taken out the shelves and moved all the garage 'stuff' to the other end of the building. 

Oh, but the treasures they have found. I cannot remember where I picked up this STOP sign, but it's been lurking for many years. Many, many years. When I went out this afternoon to get the mail I was surprised to see that it is now directing traffic at the bend in our driveway. 

It's actually kind of adorable and I wish I had thought of it first. Told the kid he just needs to figure out how to add a street sign with our name on it. I can't wait to see what he comes up with. 

What are your littles up to during our stay-at-home forced staycation?

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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Lindsey.

Yes ma'am, creative little ones, with too much time on their hands.  I like it

Apr 26, 2020 02:16 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lindsey. I am lucky. No garage. Live in an apartment in the sky in downtown Chicago. Grandson not quite two. Otherwise it could be interesting what he might do on the balcony! Enjoy your day!

Apr 26, 2020 05:40 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lindsey - creativity as a chance to be expressed, to grow and be enhanced.   Sometimes it happens simultaneously.  

Apr 26, 2020 06:15 AM #3
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Love their creativity, and you get a clean garage/gym.

Apr 26, 2020 08:36 AM #4
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

We are learning so much about how to amuse ourselves in times of need and this is so true!

Apr 26, 2020 08:52 AM #5
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

If you can clean up in the process of having fun, it’s like whistling while you work in the old Snow White sense. ;)

Apr 26, 2020 08:53 AM #6
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Lindsey Hasford My hat off to your young people - enterprising, creative and resourceful. I'm glad they're finding ways to have fun - kids desperately need that right now.

Apr 26, 2020 09:50 AM #7
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That was certainly creative! I admire what your kids are doing!

I can only imagine what we would find going through our garage (which still has some of our kids' stuff from years ago).


Apr 26, 2020 04:17 PM #8
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Lindsey,  This is something that many kids don't have the opportunity to do - be creative, imaginative, and helpful all at the same time.  They are learning more through doing this than we could be teaching them.

Apr 26, 2020 05:26 PM #9
Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services

Hey, it's better than video games. Great post, Lindsey Hasford!

Apr 27, 2020 03:19 AM #14
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

My littles are in their late 20s and are working and living their lives, so I have nothing fun to share. I love what yours did with the treasures they found. And I hope they use their gym once it's all set up!

Apr 27, 2020 12:43 PM #23
Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents

our garage is full.

Apr 27, 2020 05:21 PM #24
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thank you for sharing this inspiring tale of family creativity with us.

Apr 27, 2020 08:33 PM #27
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

It's not only the kids that need to straighten-up their garage, Lindsey Hasford ... ask my wife!  And just like your kids, I typically find some treasure of some sort I forgot I had.  Hope they enjoy their new "gym" ...


Apr 28, 2020 12:50 PM #38
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

How fun and creative!  Love it!

Apr 30, 2020 10:10 AM #43
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