If you were to ask my mama how much I like to clean she would surely collapse in a fit of giggles. Cleaning is not my favorite and when it comes to le toddler, the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree. I think that must be a little thing called payback. My mama had to lay down the law to get me to clean my room and I do believe my son not only inherited my stubborness, but my lack of interest in cleaning too. Le sigh.
When I first started trying to teach him to pick up after himself and clean up his messes, he wasn’t exactly cooperative. Not that I blame him…Mama doesn’t want to do it either. Haha! As much as I would love to avoid cleaning altogether, that isn’t exactly realistic, so clean away I do and I’ve tried to come up with ways to make my little guy want to join me.
As it goes with most toddlers, the dude wants to anything that big people do. So, I went out and bought mommy and me dustpans and brooms. As soon as he sees me get mine out, he runs to grab his. This little trick has spilled over to other areas too. When I start to put away his toys, he runs over to join me, yelling, “I HELP!” He’s even tried to grab the mop out of my hands to clean up spilled milk. He now loves helping me put laundry in the washer. He’s a regular mommy’s little helper!
By simply getting down on his level and including him in the process, I’ve made cleaning fun for him! If only it would work on le hubs too. I jest. Sort of. Hahaha! As a matter of fact, I wish someone would work that kind of magic on me! Just sayin’. So, now it’s your turn…
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