Posted by: barbchan Mar 30 2006, 10:05 AM
Just had to share a cute thing. Yesterday I was sick and tired of looking at the mess my house had become over the past week and I was way too discouraged to do anything about it. My little girl has been a total disaster lately and I've been at my wits end with her. She cut her hair and now has a bit of a shag thing going on that looks pretty bad and she is just so excited about everything all the time, jumping and laughing like she's constantly at a party!
Well, I decided to make a list of all I wanted to accomplish yesterday and I asked dd to help me. She jumped on that band wagon in a hurry. The very thought of helping mommy do housework was enough to thrill her little socks off! So, the first stop was the bathroom. I put blue surgical gloves on her which was pure joy for her, and off we went. I sprayed, she wiped, and I dried. She picked up laundry from the floor and put it in the basket. She picked up toys and put them in her room. Then I asked her to help me make my bed. She jumped up on the bed all ready to start when I got distracted and had to leave the room for a second. Well, I came back and the bed was made! How exactly my little girl with her tiny hands made my queen size bed all by herself, I have no idea! She did an excellent job! I called a friend to tell her what had just happened and I explained that I have never taught her how to make a bed. My friend said, "yes you have. She's watched you before." I said, "Trust me,,,I don't make my bed so she's never seen me do it."
I have no idea where my dd gets her house cleaning skills. Must be a genetic thing that skipped my mother and me and ended up in my dd. I gotta say, dd is pretty amazing!
Having her help me made for a very pleasant day for both of us and I accomplished almost all I wanted to get done.
Posted by: Michelle Mar 30 2006, 10:11 AM
when she is done there, you can send her over here
WHat a sweet time together...your DD will remember this special big girl time with you,
Posted by: wings Mar 30 2006, 10:41 AM
That is wonderful!!!
Posted by: Sherinova Mar 30 2006, 10:55 AM
Its a true gift when one can make a party of housecleaning!
Posted by: Donna Mar 30 2006, 11:39 AM
Barbara I enjoyed reading that. Your little darling sounds so sweet. That was good thinking on your part to put her energy to use in helping you with the chores. It is the icing on the cake that she was so happy to help.
Posted by: foxchild Mar 30 2006, 12:06 PM
Cool, I wonder if you could get that to rub off on my son.
Posted by: barbchan Mar 30 2006, 12:49 PM
She came into my bedroom earlier and I told her my bed needs to be made again. She put her hand on her forehead and said, "Oh, no, not again!"
Posted by: foxchild Mar 30 2006, 12:50 PM
Posted by: Donna Mar 30 2006, 12:57 PM
Posted by: Michelle Mar 30 2006, 01:17 PM
You've gotta give that girl a hug for us! SHe is just precious!
Posted by: JessicaN Mar 30 2006, 02:35 PM
Isn't it lovely when they are at an age that cleaning is still fun? Abby loves anything to do with rags, paper towels, or sponges! And if I ask her to help me pick up toys? she starts singing, and cleaning!
Everybody do their share.
Posted by: barbchan Mar 30 2006, 02:46 PM
I really want to get her one of those vacuum cleaners for kids that really work. I'd never have to vacuum again!
Posted by: Beth S...in AK Mar 30 2006, 04:41 PM
That is so sweet, Barb. I was wondering if your Dd's cleaning skills might find a way to "rub off" onto my Dc?!
Posted by: sumi Mar 30 2006, 06:46 PM
Your post made me smile, Barb. That is just so sweet. I hope Jenna grows up to be a little house-helper! Right now she is still very much a house-wrecker.
Posted by: barbchan Mar 30 2006, 11:11 PM
Maybe I should hire dd out to help other children learn how to clean. But, then again, she'd also teach them that little girls can't clean their own rooms by themselves. When I tell her to clean her room she announces that excuse to me.
She has also tried to tell me that her arm batteries are dead so she can't clean her room. She certainly is a card.
Posted by: foxchild Mar 30 2006, 11:19 PM
My son tries to tell me he can not clean his own room either. He has never tried the battery excuse but he comes up with come unique ones though.
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