June 13, 2011
Monday Fun, Gettin' Stuff Done
Not wanting to dampen the kids' excitement of getting a full day off, I decided to tackle the house myself. When my daughter saw what I was doing she said she wanted to "play-clean." Rather than giving her a long list of things to do, I told her she could clean whatever she wanted. What's that phrase about beggars can't be choosers??
When I looked down the hall, I found my laundry cart had turned into a hotel maid's housekeeping cart. Ah, the things kids learn while on vacation...
She cleaned/straightened all of the upstairs bathrooms, put out clean towels, and emptied the trash. I stripped the beds and did laundry. I love teamwork!!!
It reminded me that as a mom, nagging and complaining might get some results, but when I allow their creativity to shine, the results are amazing... and fun!