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Monday, July 20, 2009

Our Newest Cleaner

We have a new little cleaner at our house. This time it is forced labor. Why, you ask, am I making this little 2-year-old clean my kitchen floor with a napkin?
Alexandra has discovered the joy of finding anything in the house that could possibly be used as a writing utensil and making her mark EVERYWHERE! This time the kitchen floor was paired with crayon. She scribbled all over the floor, so guess what . . . SHE gets to clean it up.

Some of her other favorite writing utensils lately are pencils, pens, markers, lip gloss, lip stick, and soap.

Unfortunately this "learning experience" turned into a game once Max noticed we were all at his level. He started jumping at her cleaning hand and trying to catch the tissue.

It looks like we'll have to go through all of this again, seeing as this just turned out to be a lot of fun for her. RRRR


Megz said...

I'm RRRRing with you. Somebody drew in pen on my windowsill and the Mr. Clean eraser is just waiting for little hands to use it.
Alexandra looks so cute.

Piglet de' Erin said...

She is too cute. Send her my way to do a little cleaning.

The Allreds said...

I think raising a puppy might be a tad easier than raising a graffiti artist. I feel for you. After spending all these hours on painting, etc. no one better touch anything but paper with markers, crayons, etc. : )
She happens to be one of the cutest cleaners...I'd hire her in a minute! : )

Amy Jo Madsen said...

I've found with my little one's mess-making/cleaning adventures that baby wipes work well...she always had way too much fun cleaning up after herself, too--it was almost more of a punishment for her NOT to get to clean. But I figured it's not really punishment--just a consequence of a choice. As long as they "get" that, it's all good, I guess. She really is so darling!

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