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cleaning with littles

Sometimes with working, multiple schedules, and little ones thrown into the mix, keeping a clean home can get difficult. Right around the time Wyatt turned three he was super-interested in whatever I was doing. Especially household stuff! Whenever William or I would do a load of laundry, or wipe down a window, he always wanted to help.

Now, if I haven’t said it before – I’ll say it now. I’m a total control freak. So the inner control freak was telling me not to let him help, because it would make the task take ten times longer. But as I looked at his sweet little face and saw his eagerness to help – I quickly gave in. And although a part of me wanted to keep him little – I had to realize that he is growing. FAST.

Letting him help that one time gave him so much confidence. He looked so proud when he was finished. So I started letting him help with other things. He helps me put water into the fridge, put wet clothes into the dryer – he even feeds his fish, sometimes the dog too!

He is such a little helper and I am so grateful to have such a sweet little one. I have everything in a little kit that I keep under the sink so when we’re ready to clean, everything is there. I picked up our supplies at Kroger (Kroger Affiliates include: Baker’s Supermarkets, City Market, Dillons Food Stores, Fry’s Food And Drug, Gerbes Super Markets, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, Owen’s, Pay Less Super Markets, QFC, Ralphs, Scott’s, Smith’s, Fred Meyer, and Food 4 Less) when we were out on a grocery run and having everything in a single location makes it easy to do a quick touch up around the house.


We also created a little chore chart – when Wyatt is done with a task we give him a sticker to place over the box. I created his on the computer, nothing fancy – just something fun so we could “check-off” things as we got them done. It helps to keep us on track!

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Do your little ones help you around the house?

What types of things do they do?