31 Days to Clean: Day #9


31 Days to Clean Having a Martha House the Mary way

Day 9 – Confronting Laziness

Mary Challenge: Every time you find yourself saying, “I will do that later,” I want you to stop and pray, asking God to give you a spirit of diligence. then, with an obedient heart, go to work. If (and when) you fail, allow His grace to lift you up and begin again. I know you can do it!

I so popped a squat to read over this chapter again to “take a break” from the chores I was supposed to be accomplishing while my girlies were playing well together and read over these challenges and had to shut the computer immediately, ask God for that spirit of diligence, and get to work with an obedient heart! Crack’n me up. Just when I thought I didn’t deal with laziness.

Martha Challenge: Kitchen – Sweep, vacuum, and mop floors. Add some fresh flowers to brighten your day.

Mopping, I HATE mopping!!! I decided that if I was gonna go to all the trouble to get out those evil tools to do the kitchen I might as well do all the “hardwoods” down stairs. Ugg! I did and it ended up not being too bad. I was even able to evolve my girls with minimal stress and injury…pics to come:

BIG helper, and very ingenuous as well ;o)

You already know where this is going don’t you?

 YEP! There it is! and…it’s nap time! Poor girl wiped out 3 times. But that was some good scrubbing she was doing!

 This one was dancing and singing. Great little helpers!


 More dancing! (FYI: I’d already mopped the floors well and just let her push around the wet mop this time)




Oooo, almost forgot our “fresh flowers”. We opted for a little “science” project that would last a little longer and cost $1.o0!

(ignore the rough-looking mamma in the background…Mopping-remember!)

We already have GROWTH! (~3 days later it showed up)

Totally recommend this cheap lesson for preschoolers! (~1 week’s growth pictured):


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