Tuesday, April 10, 2012

52 weeks happiness: week 4

For all of you who grew up wanted to be  Pippi Longstocking like me, here is a fun way to make cleaning not such a struggle to get the kids to participate in. Inspired by Pipi we decided to make the job fun. We kicked off our shoes, filled a bucket with soapy water and got some brooms to scrub the back deck which was in real need of a good cleaning. As we scrubbed we sang "Scrubbing Day" from the Pippi Longstocking movie. It kept the energy up and really made the job fun for all of us. I wonder what the neighbors were thinking as they heard us singing.

"I put my scrubbing shoes on and I never get the blues on Monday morning, yeah yeah
This dust'll be a goner as I hit each dirty corner
Without warning, yeah yeah
Throwing soap suds everywhere, we're being careful, very careful
To enjoy ourselves each step of the way

Scrubbing day is a holiday and the game we play
Is as wild as it can get
Scrubbing day is my favorite day, 'cause on scrubbing day
We make everything get wet

The greater the confusion, I have come to the conclusion
Things get cleaner, oh yeah
The white is whiter, red is redder, blue is bluer,
And the green gets greener, yeah yeah
Throwing water everywhere, there is a feeling in the air
That any minute we could all float away

Scrubbing day is a holiday and the game we play
Is as wild as it can get
Scrubbing day is my favorite day, 'cause on scrubbing day
We make everything get wet"
Now we just need to make some scrubbing shoes. This clean up job definitely made me a happy Mama on a day that I was feeling less then patient. 
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6 comments:

Pieni Lintu said...

I love Pippi and her way to clean! :D

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I loved Pippi too! Looks like everyone had fun.

Jessica said...

What a fun way to get the kiddos cleaning too!!! Love it!

thisbewitchinglife said...

Excellent idea! I struggle at times getting the kids involved in the daily care of the home. This is inspiring for sure.

MG Atwood said...

Loved Pipi, and what a great feeling when it's all finished!

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Oh my, I love Pippi :) Great idea and it looks like it was a ton of fun!! Yay for a clean deck, enjoy!