Dominic, aged 8 months: This kid. This just happens to be what he was doing while I was forcing some house chores on my eldest. Safely asleep with his sound machine on high after just a rough morning of crawling and eating and crawling some more.

David, aged 3 years: He never was one for inside loud noises. Blenders, vacuums, drills, saws. You name it and his ears are covered. He has long since stopped the hysterical crying and then the running away that followed after. Now he just sits there and covers his ears and says: it's too loud!

Letteria, aged 5 years: Who knew cleaning could be so enjoyable?! She loves it. Having the handheld vacuum helps with this immensely. She takes care of all the crumbs and wipes down doorknobs and thinks it is just the best. She always was task-oriented, following up the completion of each chore with a: what's next?!. And she loves to help! For a cost. The price yesterday was a lollipop.

Past weekly shots here.



  1. For a cost lol. Aria always insists on helping with dusting. She used to ask to help vacuum but now she avoids it.

  2. negotiating the rewards for cleaning. still worth it if you ask me! smart girl :) all the babies i adore of course. also glad david is smiling there :) hehe. so cute when he smiles!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. Man... Send Letty down South for the winter! I hate laundry, dishes, anything that involves sprays/wipes. BUT vacuuming/sweeping/mopping I could do all day.

  4. Ace is totally into the small vacuum and being in complete control of crumb pick up!! I dig it :)

  5. These three are just the best. I want a small vacuum too!

  6. m is the same as david!! although she still cries sometimes if i vac!! those bad loud noises!! and david is kill in it, by the way, with the model pose and batman shirt!!


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