Alex has asked me every day for the past few days if he can mop the kitchen floor. What four-year-old wants to mop a floor?
He keeps whining, "I never get to do any chores!" Really!
So I told him he could clean the windows. We use microfiber cloths with just water. No chemicals. It's a good job for him. He didn't like that option. He wanted to mop the kitchen floor.
Then I told him I needed to sweep first, then he could mop. But I was washing dishes at the time, so he would have to wait. He got angry and went storming up to his room. Or maybe I sent him up because of his attitude. I can't really remember now. :)
I swept the kitchen, along with other rooms. But then it was supper time. Then it was Book Fair/Family Reading Night time. When we got home, he complained again. So I promised him he could mop tomorrow.
Who has to promise their preschooler that he can mop a floor? Most parents would promise to go to the zoo. Or to the playground. Or to grandma's house.
But not us. We are a strange bunch.