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Cleaning the bathroom

I just spent the past hour teaching many children how to clean a bathroom.

Whew…that was exhausting, but I am praying that in a couple of months it will really pay off!  Less physical work for me will be a huge blessing.

This is what I printed out. I am gauging for 4-8 year olds. I am quite sure I will make it longer as they age, but for right now this gets the job pretty well done. Grace and Lydia have the kids bathroom and I help the triplets with the downstairs bathroom.  It worked quite well today.

How to clean a bathroom:

1. Inside the toilet. 1/4 c baking soda then add 1 c vinegar. Clean with brush. Flush
2. Clear counter tops and put things away.
3. spray and wash mirror with window cleaner
4. use multipurpose cleaner for counters – make sure you clean faucet and back of it.
5. Wipe down cupboards
6. Spray the outside of toilet, rinse rag and wipe down the whole thing – don’t forget the bottom.
7. Vacuum floor
8. Wipe down entire floor
9. Empty garbage can/ add new bag
10. put dirty rag in laundry room

Any other tips from more experience mommies would be greatly appreciated.

Taming the wild beast

Our yard was out of control when we purchased the house.  We have be slowly slowly working on reigning it back in.  We have cut down bushes that were trees, pulled out bushes that extended 3 ft beyond the edge border, applied weed and feed to see if there is any grass amongst the weeds, cut down branches, pruned and pruned some more.  We found out that the previous owners dumped about 50 lbs of oats under one of those over grown “shrubs” and now we can’t stop the rampant growth.  We joke that if we can’t get grass to grow we could just scatter the oat seed because it seems to grow extremely well at our house.  I wish I would have taken a before picture because it totally looks different around here.   This week’s goal is to transplant some overgrown hostas, plant some pole beans with the kids, and get a tree trimmer to drop off a load of wood chips.

Two is better than One.

It is a little blurry because there is so much action going on, but we finally convinced Daddy that we should put up our swings.  There were very happy campers at that Larsen household tonight.

Titus Quote

Carl: I love you, man.
Titus: I love you man too.