Today I’m writing this post as a motivation to me. I am not the perfect parent… mistakes are definitely made! I do however always try to make my kids pick up their messes. But, this does not happen as easily as writing that sentence, so let’s make a plan together…. because I don’t have it all together, because nobody’s kids are perfect and we could all use a little parental motivation right?
Tips on Making Dirty Dishes a FUN chore!
First thing is first, dirty dishes are in no way fun. I mean making them dirty with chocolate cake can be fun… but the dirtiness piled up by the sink… not so fun! How can we make washing dishes fun…you know, for our kids? Because after changing dirty diapers every day for YEARS we do get to selfishly enjoy one part of motherhood right? Like handing off things like dirty dishes to said children! I have had my children help me before, but let’s face it… giving a 7 year old glass plates and a faucet that sprays water… yeah, it’s scary and you start to think to yourself “Is it really worth it?” but over the last few days I have determined that it is. There are always dirty dishes in the sink and somebody has to do it… and that somebody is my 7 year old! (sorry dude)
Now let’s talk fun ideas. Here are mine and then you can leave me yours in the comments below and we can all shop online for new dishes together mmmkay?
1. Sing a song while you’re loading the dishes. It passes the time!
2. Pretend the dishes are ufo’s coming down to planet scour so that they may return to their home on planet shelfincabinet. Because simply placing dishes in the dish rack is BORING right?
3. Provide a step stool. So kids can find their UFO’s!
4. Dance like there is no tomorrow. Nobody says you have to stand still at the sink… plus I’m fairly certain if I had my son stand still at the sink for… well who are we kidding? He doesn’t stand still. ;)
5. Most importantly HAVE FUN. Teach your kids to wash the dishes and help around the house. My oldest son teaches me quite a bit. I have learned that to teach my kids doesn’t always mean stand there and watch them do everything I say (though sometimes that would be pretty awesome), but just because they are now asked to do the dishes doesn’t mean you can’t be there for moral support to dance with them.
Once you have finished loading your dishes you obviously need to actually run the dishwasher (fun part)!
We love our Finish® products in this house. Finish® gives you an amazing clean and shine – which means you’ll never have to re-wash your dishes ever again. Just imagine what you could do with all that extra time! Maybe a little more dancing?
Luckily Finish® revolutionary Powerball® bursts into action to scrub away the toughest food residues like dried on food like lasagne and oatmeal so you won’t have to go re wash the dishes because kids clearly don’t know how to pre wash and quite frankly… I don’t want to! ; )
And today is your LUCKY DAY! Next time you are at Walmart (so everyday if you are like me) you can grab some coupons to save you a few extra bucks and it’s almost like getting paid to do the dishes… or to have your kids do it (either way).
Get your coupon offers from Ibotta below:
*BONUS* If you purchase both, you will get an extra $1 off.
– $1 off Finish® Max in 1 (23ct and higher)
and if you need a rinse aid
I purchased the 23 ct. for $4.97 – $1.00 for a total of only $3.97
Together we can make chores fun all while saving money! Now it’s time to share your fun ideas with me!!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Reckitt Benckiser. The opinions and text are all mine.