“I want to clean the kitchen Mama!”
I think she thinks cleaning the house (or at least trying to clean the house) is a fun activity. She loves to participate when I do the laundry or cook our meals. Lately, surprisingly, she doesn’t put up a struggle when I ask her to clean up her toys. She even sings various “clean-up” songs that she’s learned from school and Gymboree.
And why not right? Why should I stop her? For one, it is again bonding time for us both. She also learns things she won’t necessarily learn anywhere else. She can definitely use these skills in the future. At least I won’t worry because I know she can be self-sufficient and take care of herself when she’s on her own.
Also, and most importantly as she is a girl, at least I know she can’t stand to be dirty. If it’s not the kitchen mop, she will help herself to a wet wipe or two and clean up the messy area. Then she’ll go on to start scrubbing or cleaning other surfaces too. Most of the time she’ll do it without prompting.
Ahhh, yes. The makings of a little OC child. I couldn’t ask for more.
Well… maybe in a few months Jamie can learn how to vaccuum…. 😉