I have a little helper.
Whatever I'm doing, she's doing. If I'm washing dishes, she's up to her shoulders in dishwater "helping". If I'm vacuuming the living room, she's holding the cord and dancing around the furniture. If I'm dusting, I'd better know that she gets a dustcloth too and she will polish anything that will hold still.
I have one room where I don't let her help me. The bathroom.
It's the one room where I use actual cleaners and I don't want any of that getting on her skin. I don't want to encourage her to put anything into the toilet, or use the brush...at least not before kindergarten! So I have a system. I clean the whole house and let her help me, EXCEPT the bathroom. For the bathroom I wait until she is taking a bath.
She "cleans" the tub with her bubbles while I clean the mirrors, sink, toilet, empty the trash and mop the floor. Many times I can even get some organizing in while she's in there cleaning herself, her toys and the sides of the tub. Then when she's finished, we pick up the toys, drain the water and after I get her dried and dressed I can comet out the tub real quick while any hard water spots are still soft from her soak.
I know it's a simple solution, but it sure works for me.
Then, after the house is clean, we can both dance.
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