Do you have a hard time getting your kids to help you clean? How about presenting them with the 10 minute cleaning challenge!
Steps and Rules:
Make a list of things that you see in your house that need to be done (Picked Up, put up, cleaned, taken out)
Set a timer for 10 minutes!
Get as much done on the list as you can with in the 10 minutes!
When doing the chores you have to do it properly or they will have to redo it when the time is up!
Now mom’s the kids can’t do this all on their own! Join in on the fun! Make it fun! Make it a game! If they don’t feel that it is work, your kids are more likely to want to take the challenge again another day!
Our 10 minute Cleaning Challenge List for today looks like this:
Straighten Couch cushions
Help mommy take all the blankets to the blanket closet
Clean the top of the kitchen table and island
Take clothes to kids room
Pick up dirty clothes(take to laundry room)
Pick up all toys and put them where they belong
Sweep/ Hand mop front door entrance
Take out Trash
(To encourage the kids how about adding a reward!!)
Once a week, on Sundays, my husband and I have decided to do something new. We are going to try to do something fun with the family. This will give everyone a chance to relax (and enjoy each other company) before the long week ahead.
Today, I was super lucky! This morning my husband took me to the lake all by ourselves! For a short few hours I got to enjoy just my husband, the landscape, wind, water, fish and turtles! Talk about feeling relaxed!
4H started last week. We were sad to find out that Little Man has to be a Cloverbud again this year. But good news is, he will be a real 4H’er next year. How exciting!
Knowing my Little Man… I started thinking ahead! You can never plan to much! He wants to take rabbits next year. Well this momma is on it!! I’m on the research Bing! To say the least! I have come to the conclusion that we need to buy show rabbits this year and get him started learning this summer! That way next year he won’t be scared and just thrown into something he knows nothing about.
Show rabbits also know as meat rabbits are a little different than a pet rabbit. So the planning begins.
We need to build a rabbit hutch out side to house a doe (which is a girl rabbit) and one for a buck (which is a boy rabbit)
Then we need to build another hutch for the offspring!
We need to find pedegree rabbits to start our rabbits out with!
We have so much to do to prepare for the show rabbits… But in the mean time, I bought Little Man a pet rabbit to keep indoors. This way he is learning the basics and he can play with this one!
To top it off a pet rabbit is cheaper than show rabbits. We still have a few months to go before we will be getting the show rabbits, so this momma is putting her little boy to the test and he don’t even know it. I figured with a pet rabbit I could find out a number of things!
Is he scared of it?
Can he handle it properly?
Can he clean up after it properly?
And lastly, can he feed and water it properly?
If he can prove to me that he can do all these things on a daily basis with his pet rabbit…Then we will move forward with the purchase of show rabbits!
The weather around here is far from what it should be. We are almost at the end of February and the temperatures are almost 70*. We really didn’t have much snow this year.
This morning as I was driving, I was thinking about the small simple things that are all around us that we miss daily. Simple things that could bring us happiness and joy, if we would just take a look around.
It is hard to see but there is a farm tractor in the fog!
The top of an old country church! I find it kind of peaceful.
An old jar that my little boy and I found behind our house!
These are just some things that I came across today! Imagine all the things that we pass on a daily basis and don’t pay attention because we are to busy or distracted!
Look for the small simple things in life. Take a moment and just slow down! You never know what you will miss when your not looking for it!