Teach ‘Em Young!

Who knew this would be a five-year old boys favorite Christmas present?


Yes, folks, we got Jeffrey a cordless dust-buster, and it has been the hit of the year. Yesterday, he vacuumed the whole kitchen floor, including all the crevices along the baseboards. Then in the afternoon, he and Beanie were do excited to clean their room, because then they could see all the tiny bits to suck up- yes, they actually cleaned their whole room, then vacuumed. For an hour. Yes, I’m serious. I got to make dinner and clean the kitchen all by myself, while my boys cleaned.

The best $20 I’ve ever spent.

Then, after dinner, Jeff was able to get under the table and suck up all the crumbs and dinner leavin’s, and feel pleased as punch with himself. No complaining, no hollering, no messing with a dustpan and broom. Since we don’t have a dog, this is the next best thing!

The close second on the present realm? His sister’s Mickey Mouse Barbie. Yes, someone bought Abby, my 8 month old, a Mickey Mouse Barbie. *sigh* It’s actually kind of cute, other than her ridiculous shoes, and I don’t mind; I played with Barbie as a girl and it didn’t seem to hurt. But Jeff is in love with Barbie. I keep having to remind DH that it’s OK- I can see him cringing when Jeff bounces in the living room dancing with his Girl, combing her hair and wanting to show dad… it’s so harmless and innocent, it makes me laugh.

Beanie’s favorite present? Lightning McQueen. We could have forgotten everything else and gotten the kid a $3.99 car and he would’ve been just as happy. Oh, that and a $2.50 green playground ball from Target. He’s a happy camper.

9 thoughts on “Teach ‘Em Young!

  1. It’s always the simple things they love the most! I remember one year when my oldest was very small, he got a bunch of big birthday presents. But the one he loved the most was a plastic toy that looked kinda like a laser gun, and when you pulled the trigger, sparks came out. It was like something from the dollar store, I swear it cost 99 cents.

  2. I have always wanted a dustbuster, but this motivates me to get one even more … I will definitely have to give it as a gift to the kids. Can’t wait to see what they will accomplish with it 🙂 !

  3. That’s hillarious, Em! I need one of those for Abby, then all my babies will be cleaners!

    Ordinary Mom- I liked your link to the modest girls pledge, and added my name and the button. Thanks for the link!

  4. I am glad you liked the girls for modesty pledge. I think it is wonderful! I am sure that people will now see it on your blog and the news will continue to spread.

    Happy New Year!

  5. If my teenage self could see me now she would cry. You are dead right in that the only thing I really ever want these days is deep sleep that doesn’t end by the crying of a baby. Is it really so much to ask?

  6. Oh my gosh, that’s the best idea EVER. My almost 4 year old loves to vacuum but our vacuum is just too big for him to manage – a dustbuster is PERFECT! OH the joy this will bring him – I am off to Target tomorrow to purchase…

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