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Old 01-19-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Yes, unless they are very close friends. Then we all just clean up our houses after everyone leaves
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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Yup. We pick up the toys we play with at home, we pick up the toys we play with when at our friend's house. The only exception to that is Nani's, she will skin me alive if I make her precious grandbaby lift a finger at her house.
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Yup. We pick up the toys we play with at home, we pick up the toys we play with when at our friend's house. The only exception to that is Nani's, she will skin me alive if I make her precious grandbaby lift a finger at her house.
This. That is about Nani's house
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Yes, unless they are very close friends. Then we all just clean up our houses after everyone leaves
This. Several families we have an "I'll get it later" understanding because its hard to pick up at someone else's house.
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Although, when kids come over to my house, I tell them not to pick up because they're guests. Really it's because I want things put away right.
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Yes.
Although, when kids come over to my house, I tell them not to pick up because they're guests. Really it's because I want things put away right.
OMG! I thought I was the only one that likes everything, including toys, put away where they belong! If they do clean up, I have to reorganize after they leave. We are the family that never loses pieces of anything.
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OMG! I thought I was the only one that likes everything, including toys, put away where they belong! If they do clean up, I have to reorganize after they leave. We are the family that never loses pieces of anything.
A place for everything and everything in its place. I can't stand toys and games with missing or broken pieces! It is a rare occurrence here, haha!

As for the OP's question, yes. Even if the friend insists it is ok, my kids pick up after themselves.
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Although, when kids come over to my house, I tell them not to pick up because they're guests. Really it's because I want things put away right.
This is me exactly. I make ds pick up because I want him to learn how to be polite. Most of the playdates we've been on, they have big toy bins that hold everything. Ds' toys are organized into small bins and I don't want them just thrown wherever, so I always decline help cleaning up.
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