Thursday, June 11, 2009

Put 'em to Work Young!

All he needs is an earring & a shaved head... our little Mr. Clean

A few months ago we noted that Ronan had a certain penchant for sweeping; he's now moved on to scrubbing the floor after he's put away the broom. What a delightful surprise that Ronan seems to be doing what his parents have, at least for the first 35 years of their lives, refused to do- clean.

The photos above were taken when Ronan came across a sponge left on the floor. Per his normal behavior I had just assumed he'd stick it in his mouth and then wander on to whatever was next on his list of sparkley things to investigate. Much to my surprise, after turning the sponge over in his hands a few times, he bent down and starting wiping the floor with it. Then he stood up, moved onto another section of the floor he deemed in need of attention, squatted again, and repeated his scrubbing. Our tidy little fourteen-month-old... we just couldn't be more proud. Looks like he is taking after Grammy and Nanna already!

6 comments:

vontetzel said...

Ahh, child labor. good times! Say, why don't you take a road trip down to my pad. There is plenty of cleaning to do down in the 'dena.

CalBadger said...

".....but clearly not taking after Grandma and Grandpa." I know you were thinking that but are too polite to write it! Also, I think it's about time you come clean (pun intended) and admit to everyone something they probably already know: You've been training Ronan from the getgo how to scrub floors and perform other cleaning tasks...just like you did when your "little" bro Todd was that age when you got him to clean your room! Be-that-as-it-may, we are making a list for young Ronan to showcase his new skills this weekend!

Bhavesh said...

First sign of rebellion from his parents!!!!

Erik said...

If he enjoys it, why not encourage such behavior? :-) We'll see how thorough a job he'll do @ Grandma & Grandpas...

Uncle T- Greyhound SF to LA is $39 each way; you foot the bill & feed him, he's yours for a week.

Holly said...

A boy after my own heart! I think Bhavesh has it right - first sign of rebellion. Just wait till Ronan's a teenager - your house and cars will be so clean you'll be tearing your hair out and yearning for the day he leaves for college and you get your (messy) house back!!

Erik said...

"first sign of rebellion"... brilliant!