I admit that I have been using my child. I use him as a constant excuse for not cleaning the house. It's much easier to just assume he makes all the messes and I just can't keep up. When people come to visit, I'm sure they agree...I'm just too busy to clean.
The dust bunnies I continually kick behind the couch sparked a childhood flashback this morning. Most of my earliest memories of growing up, involve my mom cleaning, and how sinfully GREAT it was to play on the "dining chair bus" in the living room. Thinking of the bus lead to thoughts of cushion forts and eventually warm laundry from the dryer.
Although Axel lacks a sibling to ride on the bus with, this morning I hoped he could find other games to play while I did some much needed house work.
True to form, Axel dug right in. While removing the cushions and dispersing the furniture, Axel was in heaven amidst the disarray, and played an 18 month version of don't touch the floor.
Is "cleanliness next to godliness" or is it next to video games by way of child entertainment? One complete hour of constructive play made for a great start to our Thursday.
As a side note, with back to school approaching, Nana has helped me develop a super stylish pencil pouch. They fit iPods, digital cameras and of course #2's.
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