"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing" - Phyllis Diller
Awww, snow...this looks SO refreshing!
"Sometimes we assume our children know how to clean because they are such experts at making messes. Cleaning is a skill all people need to learn, so teach your children." - Tamara A. Fackrell
"I guess the bottom line is that there's nothing like sitting back together after a Saturday's hard work and taking pride in the ownership of how the house smells and looks, and how beautifully manicured the yard is, and realizing that we've done it all ourselves--we've worked so hard and now we can really play. That kind of work give a high that I want my kids to have more of.
I believe the teaching kids hard work is the secret that will help them weather the storms they'll no doubt face in life. If we teach them to deal with them by working hard and facing difficulties full-on - taking ownership in what's hard and tackling it - they';ll be well-balanced and better for the wear." - Shawni Eyre Pothier from A Mother's Book of Secrets