Thursday, July 23, 2009

Spic 'n Span Dylan

As a mother to boys, I feel that it is my responsibility, my DUTY, to teach my boys how to "keep house." My boys will not go on missions and be slobs, nor will they marry and expect their wives to do all the housework. My goal is to have my future daughter-in-laws love me to pieces! Well, I've been annoyed at the amount of socks on the bedroom floor, all the "stuff" that gets taken out and never put back, the beds that go un-made lately. Dylan took my not-so-subtle hints and went to work. Dylan cleaned his bedroom from top to bottom, vacuumed, dusted, even stripped his bedsheets. Mind you, half of the atrocity we call a bedroom belongs to his older brother, Caleb. The fact that Caleb was busy on the PlayStation mattered not, Dylan kept at it. I was very proud of his hard work and the clean bedroom is heavenly. He did it by himself and he did great. I couldn't help but to reward him a bit - a small contribution to his piggy bank. Maybe some of my lessons are sticking! I love this kid!

3 comments:

Nikki Kirkpatrick said...

What an awesome Mom you are. Now if I can just get Reid to find a nice boy raised this way! :) Your photos looks great!

Gwen said...

LOL I have those same feelings about my boys (daughter in laws should love me someday *hopefully* )

marlajayne said...

Oh my...this brings back so many memories. My son somehow managed to learn some lessons about cleanliness and order, and yet there were days when I wanted to shoot him (not really, of course). I remember how he'd put all his "stuff" (including dirty clothes) in the closet so that his room would look neat.