They say old habits die hard, and it seems that despite our best efforts, it's just about impossible to break Ronan's cleaning habit. Mom even tried to get Ronan excited about sidewalk chalk in the hopes that fun of making a mess would overpower his desire to clean.
And at first it was working- he would mimic our movements and lay a few random lines of chalk on the concrete. But after a couple of minutes Ronan got up, pushed open the door to the kitchen, walked inside (mind you he typically throws a tantrum when you take him in... he *never* voluntarily goes inside), finds a sponge, and comes back out to wipe the chalk off of the walkway. I could hardly believe it.
It's impossible to explain, but the only rational explanation is that Grammy's cleanliness lessons are starting to stick. An amazing feat indeed. Thanks Grammy!