This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScotchBriteSponges #CollectiveBias
I have since relaxed quite a bit and I cannot say no to that little boy when he asks me “Mommy, can I clean the kitchen for Sis Sis?” Or any of the other chores that he wants to do for her, except cleaning up after the dog, neither of them want to do that!
In order to make the dishes easier for the boy, I decided to make a little caddy for all the sponges and soap and small towels so that they are right there for him to use. I needed to do this anyways because having the sponges sitting out all willy nilly wasn’t working, especially when they would get buried by dirty dishes and food…ew!
Once upon a time, at Gavins baby shower, I received a small gift basket with soaps and lotions and other baby bath gear and although all of the products are long gone, the basket has remained, bouncing from one place to another in the house, never having a good home, that is until now. It is the perfect little basket for my Kitchen Sink Caddy because it has holes to help water drain as opposed to filling up the basket and risking mildew and mold.
We already had a huge bottle of soap and some cute little towels I received that have not used yet, all I needed now was some brand new sponges, so I headed on over to Target to the Kitchen Cleaning section.
Making sure that I have the right tools for each job is important and teaching Gavin which ones to use is just as important. We don’t want to use the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge on special skillet he picked out for me for Mother’s Day. I think it would break his little heart.
Hubby decided he wanted to show him how to use the sponges properly (which sponge for which job) and of course Gavin was happy. Any time that he gets to spend with Daddy is precious to him and today was no exception. But first, it was lunchtime and Gavin had a craving for a PB&J sandwich.
Would you look at that…perfect opportunity for a cleaning lesson, after all, he is 8 and jelly does not like to stay on knives most of the time anyways.
Lunchtime is over, time to get to cleaning. Gavin got the blue non-scratch sponge wet since he was cleaning the counters. Daddy taught him that we do not want to scratch up the counters using the heavy duty sponge.
Once he was done cleaning up that sticky mess, it was time to wash his lunch dishes. First Daddy showed him out pushing the button on the dishwand helps to release the soap in the wand. Gavin really liked that and kept pushing it a little more than he needed. He also told him that for regular dishes, the blue wand is what he wants to use. When he gets older, he can use the yellow and green sponge for cleaning our pots and pans.
Gavin did a great job washing his lunch dishes and even though we are probably still going to supervise him for a little bit, I think he will be on his own very soon.
I love it when my boys are in the kitchen cleaning for me!!!