The kids get out of school early on Fridays...which I LOVE!!! So in preparation of our big weekend getting the tree and decorating, I wanted to deep clean the front of the house (no bedrooms). So 30 minutes before I went to get the kids, I picked up rugs, flipped couches, and got the vacuum and rags out. When we got home, after we ate lunch, I told them we were CLEANING this afternoon! And I hid the TV remote. ;)
And they were actually SUPER helpful. They wiped every baseboard and some walls down. Places on the floor where there was crud we didn't see before.
I know that it is my job to teach them how to clean, but sometimes it's just easier to do it myself. They are most definitely old enough to pitch in sometimes. We turned up the Christmas music and went to town. And in about an hour, we had the whole front of the house wipe clean.
Up next for the night, the FAMOUS candy house!!!! And then a big weekend full of decorating, celebrating, date nights, and Santa parades!!
Bring on the Christmas Season!!