Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saturday = Cleaning Day?

I'm trying. I decided I've done my children a great disservice as a mom by not teaching them about having a cleaning day every week. Housekeeping is not my forte. I'll blame it on being creative. Yeah, that's it. Anyway, I decided recently that I'm going to make up for not teaching them at a younger age, and teach them now. I made a list with a funky font, I'm going to laminate it so we can check off things when they're done. Today was day 1. For starters, the house is a real mess. We got through one, maybe two rooms. Also, I had something else scheduled. It ended up being cancelled, but that kind of threw a wrench in things. Why should THEY have to do the work that I set into motion if I wasn't even going to be there????? Anyway, here is the fruit of our labor.
I know, nothing to write home about, but trust me, it looks waaaaaaaay better than it did. It's a start.


Fulmer Family Blog said...

I think it looks fabulous! I'm the worst house keeper in the world, I blame this on 1. my moms view that if you dust you are just going to cause your allergies to kick up and 2. my mind is doing other things like solving the worlds problems (or at least my friends problems). But I just wanted to give you kudos for what you and the girls did it looks great!!!

Beverly said...

I hear ya on the housework thing. I'm inspired by your idea.

PamperingBeki said...

Oh I hear ya on this!!

I like your reasoning that creativity = bad housekeeping. ;-) I can use that too.

And I do often think about what it's teaching my kids... Ugh.