My friend and fellow homeschool mom, Lexi, has taught me that Fridays are good days for cleaning. Let the big cleaning go during the week, spend time with your kids and know that everything will get cleaned on Friday. Well, I have been doing this for some time now and it works well with our schedule. So far the kids really like helping. Give Graham a pile of wipes and he is busy for a while. Darren's new best friend is the vinegar and water solution in a squirt bottle. He cleans the entire bathroom and totally had fun doing it. He thinks the squirt bottle is the greatest thing ever. Ella is always willing to help do anything. On this particular Friday it was her job to show her brother how to properly use the vacuum and the dirt devil hand vac. She is a very teachable little girl.
It may not last long, my enthusiastic child helpers/cleaners, so I am going to brag as much as I can.