Ok, you all know that I love my husband and think he's great. Please know that what I write here is written in love and for fun. I must admit to you all . . .
that my husband is a TOY TYRANT!
That man seriously cannot stand ANY toys. Abigail now has a fair amount of toys for a girl of her age. They all primarily fit into a "toy basket" and then a few larger ones (a toy piano, scooter, rocking horse, ball popper, etc) fit into the hall closet. The living room CAN get cleaned up (toy-less) in a hurry if necessary.
However, there are still too many toys in our house for my husband. He cleaned out the toy box last night and made me give all the toys back that the sitter had loaned us (to the sitter), put some away upstairs, etc.
I can see him cringe and roll his eyes a little every time a new toy comes in the house. I think the solution is to work on our basement and create a "kid" friendly play room. I don't know. I am thankful that his up-tight-ness about toy mess does lead him to pick up the toys more often than he might otherwise.
Perhaps I should post pictures of the toys/living room area and I can get opinions on if it is too much or not! :)