Humour Helps: Housework AND Kids


  • First fact to accept as a new mother: Kids are messy. In fact mothering is messy so you might as well laugh about it. Getting frustrated  is a waste of energy. Getting angry over reality simply upsets everyone. So laugh. Trust me, it works.

 Accidents and mishaps are simply part of every day life when you live with kids, so plan on all your plans falling apart.- melanie

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.  ~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller’s Housekeeping Hints, 1966

LET KIDS HELP: THEY WANT TO WORK WITH YOU

 

LET GO OF PERFECTION– melanie

Positive attitudes

It’s all in the attitude – housework is exercise.  Slim your way to a clean home!  ~Linda Solegato

A secret to housework- don’t over think, just do it, with the kids. One of my two-year old vacuumed the living room just with the hose. It took 3o minutes but it was clean when she was done!!

if you clean your entire house every day for 2 weeks, at the end of two weeks it will be clean

if you clean your house once a week for 2 weeks, at the end of two weeks it will be clean

if you clean your house at the end of the two week period,at the end of two weeks it will be clean

First and last rule concerning housework and kids..laugh. Laugh at yourself, the kids, the mess and enjoy the irony.626

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18 thoughts on “Humour Helps: Housework AND Kids

  1. How to deal with reality with a positive and constructive attitude – great message for mothers with young children and for all of us for that matter – and as always a good looking post

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    1. one evening after a daughter had vomited on FOUR different sets of bedding, I walked into the kitchen at 10 at night to discover my 11 month old swimming in a gallon of oil which he had dumped on the floor. I slid down the wall, with my legs stuck straight out and laughed

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      1. You must have been exhausted! Can’t one bed them down in the bath tub when they are that sick? Poor mite. But that sliding gig sounds like fun. Next time can I join?
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  2. I sit here surrounded by the mess several of my 9 have made in helping a younger sibling with their school work. I didn’t ever think about the mess that kids make- all sorts of messes. I remember being a first time mom and not wanting my oldest son’s help with cleaning or cooking because the mess he would make. Now with my younger ones I just go a long with it and enjoy it because of the reminder of how short this time is.

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  3. Actually, what I have realized, that children -especially young ones- love cleaning, and it is natural for them to try keep themselves clean. Parents, however, tends to do mess and being messy…

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