Lily: Mommy, I want to play Ramona!
Me: How do you play Ramona?
Lily: Well, I’ll be Beezus and Rose will be Ramona and Violet will be Roberta and you will be Mother.
Me: Ok… what am I supposed to do as Mother?
Lily: Well… you sit there and do other things like cook and clean and read and take care of Roberta. And I’ll help you by… dusting! Can we dust?
Me: Sure! But you just dusted the living room a few days ago. Why don’t you wipe off the bathroom counter?
They LOVE dusting for some reason. For the next hour and a half, I played with the baby or tooled around on facebook while they sprayed things and wiped them down. I cleaned NOTHING, but my house looks so much better! The bathroom was in desperate need of a scrub and now it is spotless (except for the toilet)! They also wiped down the upstairs bathroom and the downstairs hallway and have been dusting the living room on a regular basis. As far as I’m concerned, they can play Ramona every single day all day long! I didn’t realize Ramona and Beezus cleaned so much, but I’ll never correct them on it.