I heard a woman at my church mention how much easier her life became when her children became self-cleaning. I am a full-time mom with two sons: Patriot, 2 1/2, and Azlan, 8 months. As you can imagine, cleaning them seems to take up a chunk of my time.

I decided to track exactly how much time I actually spend cleaning my kids. To put parameters around the experiment, I determined to only count time spent cleaning the children themselves, not cleaning up after them. Which means I included time spent wiping bottoms, faces, hands, noses, etc. I did not include time spent wiping tables, washing sippy cups, picking up toys, doing laundry, etc.

The grand total? I spent on average 2 hours, 15 minutes per day over three days cleaning my kids!

We are potty training Patriot (a whole different post!) so he's learning to wipe his own bottom and wash his own hands. His success in these endeavors gives me hope that my 2 hours a day may be dwindling over the next few months.

Before long, he just might be a self-cleaning kid! But then what would I do with all that spare time?
3 Responses
  1. John Says:

    Very nice looking blog! I'm really looking forward to reading it! Thanks so much for sharing the adventure.xqzgos

  2. Joni Says:

    Hey sis!! I'm so glad you decided to start blogging!!!!! I definitely gave you the link love on my blog. I love it! :)

  3. Jocelyn Says:

    I'm looking forward to keeping up with the McKee's on your blog! I would hate to find out how long it takes to clean 3, or 5 with babsitting, and if you really added the cleaning up after the kids! yikes! what else do we do all day?