Saturday, April 10, 2010
This way, I don't have to be the only one hollering around the house, "Pick up your towel - the maid is off duty this week! Who tried to finger paint in the tooth paste?!!! I see clothes on the floor here... come pick these up - THIS IS NOT A HOTEL!!!"
One Saturday though, as I was scrubbing out the toilet, it occurred to me that it was a bit unfair to have the parents scrubbing away while the kids were out there watching tv. Frankly, it was that way just because it was easier to get them out of the way - and they didn't know how to clean the bathroom anyway. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
"Hon, how 'bout we split up the kids and make each one our apprentice for cleaning the bathroom? Once we teach them how to do it, they'll take over the bathrooms..." He thought it was genius. He got the 9 yr old, and I got the 5 yr old.
I'm still cleaning off the majority of the surfaces, but he is right there with me. And he loves the challenge of getting it done before Daddy and Abigail. Especially since he is allowed to go watch tv and sit on his tat while his sister is learning the finer points of wiping down the toilet seat.
And the bathrooms? Since employing our apprentices, they seem to have stayed - CLEANER. Well, lets just say that those two kids have a more keen interest in making sure that THEIR bathroom doesn't become a mess.... ;D And that makes for a happier momma!
Posted by Katrina at 2:32 AM