Daniel let the girls plan and cook dinner the other night. They decided to make chicken noodle soup and corn. It was an interesting meal, but we all enjoyed it. They also made oatmeal cookies from scratch using healthy substitutes like Splenda and low fat butter.
They are becoming quite the little homemakers. They cook, can do their own laundry, clean up the living room and basement, clean their own rooms, and Gloria even scrubbed the bathtub yesterday! We're just now starting to teach them to do dishes, too. Pretty soon I'm going to be out of a job, lol. Now if we could just get them to do these things in a short amount of time. Their regular duties include clearing the table and sweeping the floor after every meal, but just that can take them an hour while they procrastinate, talk, and find excuses to do other things.
I was glad that Gloria wanted to scrub the tub, because it was pretty gross. We cleaned my trombone for the first time in a long time. It got a complete bath and we scrubbed it with a snake which caused all kinds of disgusting things to come out and float in the bath water. It looked like fish food floating to the bottom...ew! When we drained the tub it left a black ring around the inside. Danya helped me dry all the pieces out as much as we could, then we let it sit overnight to finish drying. After we oiled the slide and reassembled it the next morning it sounded and worked a whole lot better.