Yesterday, I sent Thing 1 and Thing 2 out to play. I don't know why, but when I make this request I am usually met with resistance. "It's too hot!" they whine. Well, yeah. It is summer after all. So when they threw out that complaint, this time I was ready. Water balloons! They spent several hours outside with them.
I was doing some last minute cleaning inside, getting all geared up for Emma's End of Summer Sleepover/ Belated Birthday Party. Why I was cleaning before the party is still uncertain. I started doing windows and doors, removing finger prints and nose prints (which were not all from the dog.) from the edges. I came around the side entrance and noticed my two cuties playing so sweetly. I also noticed that the windows on the door were FILTHY. I then stumbled upon a brainstorm.
I headed out with dish soap, a scrub brush and a washcloth. "Guess what?"I asked. "I am going to let you two clean the windows!" As you can imagine they were less than thrilled, until I told them they got to add water balloons onto the list of cleaning supplies. Okay, truthfully the enthusiasm only lasted a short while but the windows did get cleaned and rinsed.
Unfortunately, the door seals on the door could use replacing because after the door was washed we had a rather large puddle on the floor of the mudroom. Anyone want to wash the floor?