Aaah, housekeeping…you know when you’ve just mopped the floor, and then someone spills soup or juice all over it…or when you spent 10 minutes scrubbing the highchair and letting it dry in the sun, and after the next meal no one can tell? Well, ‘bean’ there, done that!
Housekeeping can be overwhelming sometimes, but not as much when you don’t do it all alone. The other day the kids were into helping, so we all put on our aprons and got to business. It’s funny how if you say, “Let’s play house!” a chore becomes a game.
Even the baby tried to help:
My little homeschooler had a great idea as she helped with the dishes: “I’m going to be a cleaning robot who listens to all the mommies in the world and helps them.” Sounds good to me!
Although they really like being involved with whatever I’m doing, they’re not always this cooperative, and the smaller ones usually enjoy dumping out the toy bins more than refilling them…but I’ll take every good day as a gift!
For a good post on kids and chores, check out my friend Monique Leblanc’s “The Last Time Change: Family, faith and moving to the prairie.”
5 thoughts on “Happy Flowers and Cleaning Robots”
yes, my flower, I know the heartbreak of fresh dirt from the back yard tree shed in the freshly mopped kitchen floor
Yup, sure makes me have to bite my tongue sometimes…but one thing is for sure in my profession: no matter what the economy, I’ll never be out of work! 😉
SO SWEET! Thank you!
A cleaning robot who helps all the mommies in the world?!? When can I reserve her for day?!? 🙂
I’ll check her schedule….;)