Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break!

I decided that we would take a break from schoolwork, to coincide with Bob's break from university classes, but I'm not letting the kids rest. Instead, I'm attempting to put them to work. I'm not sure how well it will work. Today Pauly cleaned the windows in the kitchen and living room, which does look much better, and he also swept the floor in the kitchen.

Rosie mopped some in the kitchen, but I had to finish that up. Roger folded laundry, but that didn't get finished, and of course his work managed to get undone through the course of the day. I ordered Rosie to clean her room half a dozen times, but I'm the one who actually did the vast majority of the work that got accomplished.

Rosie, the Not Cleaning Fairy

I'm hoping to get our mountain of laundry folded and sorted, and I'm really hoping that I'll have the time and energy to go through the kids clothes, choose many to give away, and get out some warm weather clothes. That is a huge deal, and I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it.

Verity scrubbed some of the kitchen chairs for me. :) I HATE HATE HATE fabric covered seats on kitchen chairs. They simply aren't compatible with the kids. These ones are especially horrendous because the chairs are ancient.


  1. Good for you! I try to get my kids to do more around the house. I'd like to make it a habit, but they are SO resistant, and I usually just end up giving up.

  2. Oh, I end up giving up a lot of the time, too, but I just can't do it all myself.


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