It is so nice to have kids who are (sometimes) eager to help with the chores. My kiddos have all been very excited to try all of my new cleaning supplies…
The Shaklee products that we received to review were a big hit with Julia – I was happy to let her take off with the container of Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Wipes. Because they were designed so as not to leave behind more toxins than we were desiring to clean, I knew they would be safe for her to use to clean the bathroom counters, and wipe down the door handles and light switches.
Ben had a blast “painting” with the Shaklee Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste. It was fun for him to get his hands in the tub and rub the paste all over the stove! I’m sure he felt like I was letting him finger paint in a place that would never be allowed, and because I know that Shaklee’s products are made from all-natural ingredients, without hazardous chemicals or toxic fumes, it was fun to see him play. There is something to be said for the satisfaction a mom feels when her child thinks he’s making a mess, but he’s actually helping to clean!
And then there’s the Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Max… Ethan was eager to try this one. He slid the pad onto the wand and ran to the bathroom as soon as I gave him the go ahead. He not only cleaned the guest toilet, but his toilet and mine! Scrubbing Bubbles even has flushable brushes so the pad never even has to leave the toilet. It wasn’t a bit messy, there weren’t any harmful fumes, and Ethan said it was easy. Cleaning the toilet easy? Wow!
I’m sure one day, like any boy, my littlest guy will learn that the laundry room is a place to avoid, but for right now he follows me there every time I go to do laundry – Not the best place for a baby, but I have become quite skilled as the one armed laundress. Last week Noah helped me throw the Laundry Dropps pods into the washing machine before I started the load. He thought it was a game and laughed when he made it in… Score!
Perhaps that’s why my kiddos are eager to help. Making chores a game is a good strategy, if I do say so myself. I hope the eagerness doesn’t fade, and that my kiddos will always enjoy helping around the house.
A mom can hope, can’t she?
5/31 — This just in: Apparently I’m not the only one who puts the kids to work… Check out this post at Bubbles & Bathwater!