Tuesday, April 29, 2008

WFMW- Clean Base Boards

Today I will explain how to fight boredom in you children and 
how to get your base boards clean all at the same time.
See my 6 year old son Luke has picked up a nasty habit of 
saying I'm Bored, and he doesn't just say it once a day, oh no
he says it 50 times a day.
At first I started trying to find things for him to do, feeling like maybe I was falling short as a mom, and needing to give my homeschooler some fun activity's.  And then I realized, he says it all the time.
So I came up with a solution, every time he says I'm bored, I give him a bottle of Clorox Green Works and some paper towels and have him start scrubbing the base boards.  
It has really made a difference in our homes appearance, my base boards have never been cleaner.  He even enjoyed it at first.
But I'm sure you figured that my sweet boy no longer says he is bored...
It worked for me.  For more great WFMW ideas visit Rocks In My Dryer.


Razor Family Farms said...

Right on!


We are THAT Family said...

You are one WISE Mommy! I love it and I'm so stealing it. Maybe it will work for us too!

Sarah said...

GREAT idea! I have been assigning work to my 4 year old whenever she complains of boredom, but hadn't thought of baseboards. GREAT idea!

~Babychaser~ said...

Excellent!!! I am so doing that when my little ones get older. Now if only I could figure out a way to get those baseboards clean for the next couple years! :)

Mzzterry said...

go child labor =) great idea, kids love to help, and they are so close to the floor anyway!!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

and I'm tryin this tomorrow...