Wanna mop my floors??

I’d like to think that Aaron and I are not messy people.  I feel like we’re disgustingly messy people these days though.  I’d like to blame it all on the fact that we’d rather spend our time playing with our daughter when she’s awake, which leaves after bedtime and naptime on the weekends to get basic things like laundry and dishes done – with some possible relaxation thrown in for good measure.  And although that is a good chunk of the reason, some of it can be blamed on laziness or impatience.  Turns out, Chloe Mae would love to help us clean, it just takes about 5 times as long.

Here she is “helping” daddy vacuum.  She wanted to push the main part of the vacuum around while he was using the hose – helpful, except Aaron really needed the canister to stay where it was.

Aaron thought he had it made when he rigged up our Swiffer and made the handle just her size.  She loved it, as long as we were watching her and not doing anything else.  As soon as Aaron went back to vacuuming, she needed to help on that again.  I’m thinking someone might be getting their own Swiffer for Christmas this year so we can tag-team it.

We did eventually get our entire first floor vacuumed and relatively dog hair free, even so much as moving furniture and really getting everything cleaned.  Only a small portion of the floor got mopped – or Swiffered as the case may be – before Chloe lost interest.  We’re having people over on Thursday night as part of a progressive dinner through Young Professinals of Ames.  I’d really like my floors to be spectacularly clean by then.  So, we’ll start the negotiations at a dozen cookies.  Anybody willing to  come over and mop my floors for a dozen cookies??


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