Mother’s Day and my 21st anniversary fell on the same day this year. While I enjoyed a weekend away my kids held down the fort.
Now, often when the kids are on their own (even though a few of them aren’t really kids any more) the house tends to get a little dirty. Since the kids know I love a clean house they decided to make that my gift this year.
I couldn’t believe when I walked in the door and saw my sparkling kitchen. They had even polished all the normally covered in fingerprints stainless steel appliances.
My oldest son explained in great detail how they had spent Saturday night working together to get the house clean by “mom’s standards.” That’s a little joke in our house because often my children will clean to their standards (meaning popcorn kernels belong under the couch) instead of my standards (popcorn kernels belongs in the garbage).
Not only was the kitchen clean, the rest of the house looked great too! The kids shared what they cleaned and were so proud of their work.
My little girls were excited to give me the Mother’s Day cards they picked out and Cora was really excited because my card from her had a sticker. She suggested I put it on my computer, but I told her I would put it on my journal instead.
Even Cora my littlest got into the action by wiping around the doorknobs and baseboards. The Scotch-Brite non-scratch sponge does a great job getting dirt off and doesn’t damage the paint!
It was great to come home to a clean house after a fun weekend away. Since the house was clean we spent the rest of the day hanging out and relaxing. My kids definitely knew the best gift for me this Mother’s Day!
I’m partnering with Scotch-Brite to share cleaning tips and ideas this summer. All opinions are my own.