When I get home from work and get the kiddo fed, the last thing I want to do is clean the house before it’s time to settle down for the night. Tonight, I decided I would find a creative way to make something I would rather avoid be fun. I decided to clean my house in a creative way. The best part is that I was able to convince the kiddo to play along because he thought it was fun.
I started with making it a race. We “raced” to see who could pick up their stuff and put it in their room the fastest. Then we tackled the dirty clothes by making the washing machine a “basket” to throw the clothes in. We both chose a color and had a race to pick up all the toys that color. I let him win. 😉 It was all picked up and put away, we were having a good enough time doing housework, we even played the matching game with the socks. (FYI, I never match socks).
I am always telling my four year old when he tells me that something is boring, that it’s not boring unless he makes it boring. Maybe it’s time to take some of my own advice. I was able to make a daunting task a lot of fun and get a little quality time with the kiddo at the same time.
What is something that you can do with a little creative flair that makes it less daunting? Make dinner while narrating as if you were on a cooking show. Strap rags on your feet and dance around the house mopping the floor. Pay the bills and sign all of the checks with a funny saying in the memo. Please feel free to share how you are being creative!