Is it a myth that kids don´t want to help clean the house?
I know I´ve told Ellen from time to time to go clean her room and she has sighed LOUDLY about having to do so.
Still, the room has been neat after a while. (yes, she needs to play with EVERY toy before putting it away, and yes, she needs to draw just one more picture and THEN she´ll get back to cleaning up. But, still)
Now, however, I hear her shouting from her room: "Mommy, you can´t come in here for a while."
And while I lay still in the sofa, too lazy to switch channels and ending up looking at cartoons even though I don´t have to, she CLEANS HER ROOM!
"You can come in here now" She says, and looking around her room I´m baffled! It´s really, really neat!
So, our apartment was a mess, and I said "You know, we really need to straighten this place up. Wanna help?"
I have the cutest lil´ helper around! And you know what the best part is? We have fun doing it!!
3 years ago