My kids love LEGOs. They could play LEGO for hours and hours each day, building their own custom homes, businesses, cars, and even mini figures. I love how creative they are and how they can occupy themselves quietly for long periods of time designing, building, and then playing. Basically, it saves my sanity a few times a week at least.
But, the thing that drives me crazy? Their LEGO worlds spread out from one room to the next in a thin layer across the entire floor. They will have built a sprawling playable LEGO house with multiple rooms, and instead of it being organized like a traditional house that is built up for space saving reasons, their creation will look more like a crazy maze that spans the length of the room.
You know that LEGO table we bought so the LEGOs would all be up off the floor and we wouldn't have to deal with tripping over LEGOs all over the floor? That's been all but abandoned thanks to a thin layer of LEGO pieces that perpetually cover it no matter how hard I try to clean it up each week. So, there's a thin layer of LEGOs over the best place to play and then they play on the floor which I have firmly insisted is a horrible idea numerous times. Sigh.