Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cleaning Schedule

Well, anyone who knows me, knows my house is not clean. It's not so bad it needs to be on a TV show or anything, but it's not great. So, I made a cleaning schedule that is divided into daily tasks, weekly tasks, monthly tasks, and quarterly tasks. I need a list of every task to be accomplished because if it just says "Clean Bathroom" I forget things or don't know where to start. Now, I don't forget things like washing the walls. Also, this way if I only have 10 minutes to clean, I can pick one task and mark it off so I remember I already did it. You can take the Excel spreadsheet and fill in your own duties.

(the formatting looks a little funny on the web, but once you download it, it looks nice)

Homemade Edible Finger Paint

I had been wanting to fingerpaint for a long time, but with a child under 2, it just wasn't safe for him. I knew he would eat it. So, we made homemade finger paint instead. We made vanilla pudding and added food coloring to it. It was so much fun, and when he got some in his mouth, I didn't worry at all!

I used a family size box of pudding, but had WAY too much left over. What you see in the bowls is only half of the pudding that box made. So, if you only have a few kids doing this, make a small box. Use as much food coloring as you like. I didn't color the yellow because I thought the pudding was yellow enough, but it didn't really show up on the paper, so I would still put in yellow.