A cartoon for Babble based on experiences with my kids.
One time when the kids were bored I said, “How about you do some magic?” They were interested in this. Then I said, “Here’s a magic eraser.” And I handed them those magic sponges that clean anything.
“Clean the walls,” I said.
So true. This could be our house! I don’t always remember, but sometimes I use that same “If you’re bored, I’ve got chores you can do!” approach, and wow…talk about magic: the kids disappear! And so does that boredom they insisted they couldn’t escape from just moments ago! 😉
My mom always used the “clean the bathroom” line on me when I was a kid. Classic.