February 24, 2011

Is it spring yet?

My kids keep asking me when spring will be here. (with deep sighs as little heads are pressed against the window while gazing outside longingly)

But when your days still look like this,


and I'm still having days of nauseous agony, a mommy's gotta do what a mommy's gotta do.

It was time to pull out the big guns, and let the kids...

mop the floor!


Because ever since the very first time we did this, they think scrubbing the floor is about the coolest thing ever.

So I have to limit how often the "get" to do it.


Can't have them catching on to my conspiracy after all.

Once I figure out how to get them to do all the laundry, I'll let you know.


After a while, the scrubbing appeal wore off and soon they were slipping and sliding around the floor, and laughing hysterically about it.

But it wasn't long before this whole venture turned into a reenactment of "Cinderella".

What I wouldn't give to have a recording of the dialogue.


But the ball Cinderella was getting ready to attend looked more like a tribal ritual as it involved more stomping and falling than dancing.


 But once Cinderella got her prince, the "ugly stepsisters" lost interest in helping. So it was up to the girls to finish the job.

Which they didn't mind doing at all.


My kids were happy, my floor was squeaky clean,  and I got to throw up during it all in peace.

Happy day.

16 super cool people speak:

Garden of Egan said...

I thnk the ugly step children should help out poor little rindercella who slopped her drippers.

Ya, the snow.......I'm so over it.

Kristina P. said...

I love how you make it seem like a fun activity. Nice trick!

gigi said...

This is such a sad story :(
Move to the south and be warm and send your kids outside in the sunshine! Hurry!
Hope you are feeling better and can hold your head up now.

Sue said...

I love your floor cleaning cleverness.

=)

Saimi said...

Not only was that the coolest thing for them to do, but I'm sure they think you are the coolest mom for letting them do it!!!

Way too go cool mom!

the fowlers said...

i apologize for my post of gorgeous spring-like weather, if you see it. i feel like i'm rubbing it in your face.

but hey! you have a cleaner floor than i do!

T said...

somebody needs a trip down to the desert... I bet you could convince Tauna to drive :)

but only if you promise not to thrown up in her car!

The Bagley Family said...

I hear ya on waiting for spring!! We are expecting another foot of snow tomorrow!

Amy said...

If I told you what the weather was like down here in AZ, you'd prolly throw up again.

I'm sorry you're still sick. I'm glad I can be your friend because I was sick for the first five months of pregnancy and again for the last two weeks.

I like the Cinderella reenactment. Sounds like something I'd do too.

Amy said...

And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. :) Having you think of me as a buddy makes me feel good cuz you're so funny and cute and popular on the blogosphere.

The Martos Fudge said...

Can I just say you got me wishing I had tiles to let my babies clean it? Right now I am trying to figure out a way to let them wax the hardwood. Nothing comes to mind... I am so sorry you still feel so sick, hang in there a little longer and it will be over, for a year or so at least...

Charlotte said...

I so need to convince my kids this is fun. But if it takes that first picture to do it, I'll kindly pass.

M-Cat said...

I always giggle at your creativity in getting your housework done!

Lisa said...

First off~brilliant mothering/house keeping skills. Second, thank you for the lovely shout out. And last...I'll NEVER, EVER, EVER complain about my life again, because I am not vomiting in the midst of it all...unless I'm on a plane.

Cheeseboy said...

Do they do toilets?

the Damsel in Dis Dress said...

The view from my window looks depressingly similar. Snow. I'm pretty much done with that.

But. Crocuses are trying to come up.

What will happen to them? They're trying to be so brave. Will it all be in vain?

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