Boy, that Roloff house sure is messy!
I have to get something off of my chest. Something has bugged me about Little People, Big World ever since its premiere that I can't get out of my mind. While it may seem minor to some, it just makes me feel uncomfortable when I see the show. I'm not talking about the Roloffs themselves. On the contrary, I think what Matt and Amy do on a daily basis should be commended and be an example to all of us that we can do anything if we put our minds to it.No, what is really getting my nipples in a bunch is . . . well, maybe I should let TV Squad commenter Cor expresses my sentiments:
I have been dismayed by the mess in the home. I understood before the redo that they may not have had enough room but even in the new shows the place is a mess. There is no reason for all the clothes to be all over the floor in the living room, dining room, etc. With four kids they could be assigned a room to keep it picked up.To that I reply with a hearty 'Amen'!
I understand they have four teenage children (3 teenagers and one tween, to be exact), and I know that both Matt and Amy are constantly working, but do you think they could clean up the house a little bit? I mean, there's reality TV and then there is too much reality TV. Sometimes I just feel the urge to hop on a flight to Oregon so I can stop by their house to clean it up.
Basically, I see it as a discipline issue. If you have watched the show you can tell that the kids don't seem to respect their mother and father, especially the twins Zach and Jeremy. Of course, they're the ones that make the most mess. Did you ever see their room? Good Lord! it's like a garbage bomb exploded in it. Teenagers or not, I don't know how they could live like that.
I also believe it has something to do with space relations. The Roloff farm is HUGE, so there's a lot of space to store their stuff on the farm itself. When it comes to the house, though, they don't really know what to do with the space they have available. They tried to clean-up their act (pun intended) last season when they brought someone in to help reorganize their pantry and laundry area. However, it never seemed to work out for them. They need to realize that, even after the renovations they made, their house is only a few thousand square feet.
With the twins reaching college age, and the whole family traveling the country in an RV next season, we may see a change at the Roloff home. Hopefully that will mean we concentrate on what's going on with Matt, Amy, and the kids rather than going "For the love of Pete, clean up after yourselves!"