*edit, have to add:
I saw that someone blogged this photo as part of an entry on how not to let this happen... organizing and taking control of your house/kids mess, how to get them to keep room clean etc... how horrible this is for your life! heh, I had to laugh! I don't mind it used for that, but I took this photo because I LOVE this part of life & I love this scene.
Sure, life is messy and you have to clean it up (and I don't like tripping over toys as much as the next mom). But someday, even though I'll be thankful for the future workload ease... the kids will be gone & I will wish I could once again see the wonderful design leftovers of their imagination... I cherish the mess :)