As part of Claire’s allowance plan, we all clean up the house together every Sunday morning. We wanted to include Molly in this activity, both to be fair to Claire and to get Molly in the habit of cleaning too. At first, Molly was the biggest challenge. She would basically spend all her time undoing our cleaning. If we piled books up nice, she would go scatter them around again. If we put little toys in a drawer, Molly would go get them and put them somewhere else. Molly was trying to help, but had a little trouble doing it in an optimal way.
Recently, though, we have discovered two things that Molly loves to do. Her favorite thing is to wipe down the tables. We spray a little cleaner on the table top, give Molly a damp sponge, and let her go nuts. She wipes and wipes, continually asking for more cleaner. The table ends up pretty clean, albeit with a good amount of clean bubbles on the surface.
Molly has also discovered the joy of sweeping. Once we get a broom out, both girls want a shot at it. Luckily, we have two kid-friendly brooms. There is only one dust pan, but Molly is more fond of that than Claire is, as you can see from the picture.