That was approximately the total number of perler beads in our very large funfusion container before I left the 3 and 5 year old playing with them unattended. I should know by now that cooperative focused play can quickly turn into MADNESS!
Here is the scene when I came to check on all the joyful noise.
(I was working with the 7 year old on school work.)
The good news is that I remained calm. (Thank you Holy Spirit!) They were easily persuaded to clean it up while pretending they were the the construction clean up crew. Yeah! AND, the 7 year old happily assisted with the clean up even though he had no part in making the mess.
I should have taken an "after" picture! :) Order temporarily restored... ahhh...