Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cleaning Service

Good news: little kid's work friends started a cleaning service, and until he gets called away on a work call, he will clean my house for free. Of course, this means he gets to use the feather duster, broom and spray bottle, and there are frequent arguments about my vacuum or the use of toxic chemicals, but who can argue with that kind of deal?

Bad news: little kid's work friends apparently believe in cleaning shower tile with a mixture of vinegar and water (from his spray bottle) and toilet paper. Lots of toilet paper, because it gets all clumpy and then you need more to dry the wet toilet-papered tile walls.

This is not how I do it.

He has announced that he will need to clean the house every day or his work friends will fire him.

I gave him his own cleaning rag, hid the toilet paper, and am starting to like his work friends more.

9 comments:

cfoxes33 said...

Man, can I hire his friends? I have to pay my help as it is!

One good thing is that Son knows what toilet paper is used for. Infact, he hardly goes anywhere with out a roll of Charmin. Church camp, vacation...you name it, it follows you home.

Mommy Wis(h)dom said...

Agreed! Can he and his work friends come this way? : )

Jennifer said...

That sounds like a pretty sweet deal.

Megness said...

I mean, really? Writing letters to call you names then teaching little kid to clean with TP...what did you do to upset his work friends?
Still, if you can get him to clean with the proper supplies and not tell his work friends you've thwarted their evil plan...then you're golden! LOL! ;)
Enjoy your clean house!

Former Fat Chick said...

i pay in gummy bears :) of course I dip them in Dimetap so they take a NICE LONG nap after work..wuahahaha

Jennifer said...

Score. If he gets fired, tell him I will hire him AND his work friends.

Always Pretty in Pink said...

atleast his work friends aren't writing mean notes about you anymore. ;)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Man I wish my kids were cleaning. Every day I go to work and come home to a disaster!

Anonymous said...

The twins are 13 so I made "the cleaning rotation" for the summer. I work part time and decided that they will NOT sit around and watch me clean after I go to work to pay for their MANY activities. I even made a list for the 8 year old. I'm not too confident about this scheme. Can I have your son as a back up? Kerry