Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Swiffer Baby

If you want to know how dirty my floors are on any given day, all you have to do is take a look at Eli's clothes. The other day I picked him up and I swear it looked as though he had been on his belly in the dirt. I thought... My floors aren't really that bad, are they?

Eli is still working on the coordination required to really crawl. Right now he gets up on his hands and knees and rocks, then he ends up flopping foward on his belly. Sometimes he drags himself forward on his arms while his little legs churn behind him. He really is making progress and it gets him where he wants to go. It also gets his clothes really dirty.

Yesterday I cleaned all my floors upstairs in hopes that his clothes would stay a little cleaner and people wouldn't think I live in a pig sty. I even vacuumed because on Sunday Honey Daddy picked Eli up after he had been roaming around on the carpet and found that his pajamas had been collecting my hair... especially under his arms. I can't have a seven-month old with hairy armpits, now can I?

I randomly laughed about the idea of attaching a swiffer pad to Eli's belly because then his clothes wouldn't get so dirty and he would help me clean my floors! However it appears someone else has already thought of this:

I read the text on this page and I laughed SO hard! Apparently I need to get this outfit so Eli can "work to earn his keep" rather than just getting dirty and playing around!

14 comments:

  1. Hahahaha! I love that the article says "Yeah its cute, but what can it do?!!" Sigh. So funny. My little guy always has grimy knees and fingernails from my floors. How can you keep up, though?

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  2. That's hilarious!! It's true, though, crawling babies would make great floor cleaners.

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  3. That.is.AWESOME! and hilarious :o)

    Maybe it's time for a carpet shampooing?!?!

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  4. Too funny!! It is so hard to keep them clean when they crawl! I swept and mopped my kitchen every day when I stayed home and Joshua would still be NASTY! It is a good thing he doesn't crawl now that I work outside the home!

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  5. Oh man, I wish I had one of those the last few months. Such a great idea to make the littlest grandkid earn her keep. But she just started walking...I am always late to the party.

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  6. I've seen that before and I love it! I sometimes wonder if I can do that to G-dog somehow. It's her fur that gets all over the floor anyway. :)

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  7. I love it! I need one of those. I should've thought of that dang it! It's too hard to keep up - we have animals too & we have hair everywhere ... our poor baby, he has no chance.

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  8. that is the funniest picture I have seen in a long time!!!!!!! great idea too!

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  9. That's awesome! If they can make one for my dog, I will definitely fork over the cash for that!

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  10. Hehehehe, perfect solution. :)

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  11. that is way too funny! i have seen the mop shoes but that is even one better.

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  12. How funny! And I totally relate to the floor ALWAYS being dirty. I feel the same way.

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  13. Oh my gosh - I read the page, too- that is so funny!!!

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