Mama Diaries

Monday, August 6, 2012

Dusting Fun

With all the pets I have around my house, dusting is something that gets done several times a week.  I can't say it's my favorite thing to do.

Today was another dusting day.  I pulled out the Endust and dust cloths and went to work.  My son saw me and started watching.

"Mama," he said after a few minutes.  "That's not how you should dust."

"Oh yeah?" I asked.  What could this kid possibly know that I didn't?

"Here, let me show you."   He took the spray and cloth and headed over to the coffee table.

I watched as he began spraying:  Y  O  U.

"What did I spell?"  he asked.

I told him, and he quickly wiped it up.

He sprayed some more.  M U S T.

We went through the same process.  Finally he spelled out, P L A Y.

"Now do you get it?"

"Yeah, I get it," I said.  "You have to make it fun."

I guess he really did know a thing or two!  


  1. Bright boy! Maybe he'd like to do all the dusting for you! Turn it into a spelling test!

  2. Love this! I need his attitude. :)

  3. Awesome! What a clever little guy. :)

  4. Very true, the more fun the more dusting will want to be done.

  5. Please send that child to my house. I detest dusting. The dust gets in my nose and makes me sneeze. I guess if I dusted more often, then the dust wouldn't accumulate enough to end up in my nose. Bleagh. Dusting.


  6. Yep, dusting is not my thing either... and yep, your son is a smart one. Fun is the best way to get through the less liked chores.

    1. Maybe he can figure out a fun way to clean the toilet!

  7. Having fun takes the 'work' out of daily kid!

  8. Sounds like a fun way to make the work go faster. Did your son help you with the rest of the dusting?