If you have read my latest posts about feeling overwhelmed with all the cleaning I have had to do since moving into this house, and not having time to complete projects ……well, you would know that I need a maid. Well, a maid can’t be afforded in this household (okay, really, it’s just that I’m too damn cheap to pay someone to do something that I can do myself!)
However, I just added my 5-year-old son to the Cleaning Crew:
Seriously, why didn’t I do this sooner??!
This is the perfect solution because:
- I can save money by paying my son a fraction of what a real housekeeper would cost to clean toilets. **insert evil laugh here**
- The kid can learn some weekend responsibility other than trying to watch Nick Jr. all day.
- What better way to get your kid to work on his aim? I betcha that lazy aim will take on a whole new meaning now that he knows what’s involved in clean up.
(…..and I bet he never even knew, until today, that toothbrushes serve as nifty little gunk removers on toilets, too…..)Now…..the photo may look deceptively like I have enslaved my Kindergartener to a whole weekend of chores. Nope! Just two toilets. HIS toilets. By the end of the session, he tossed his blue gloves and declared that cleaning was “gross” and that he wasn’t doing it anymore.Hopefully he realizes that the less pee on the floor, the less work and ickiness for HIM!
🙂So go ahead…..employ your kids to help out……It’s good for ’em (and even better for YOU)!