Friday, March 6, 2009

Brainwashing Can Be Fun!

Lion is done with his schoolwork for the day, and headed back to pick up where he left off playing with Princess this morning.

What are they doing?

Let me back up a bit.

I woke this morning listening to the happy sounds of children playing in Princess' room. Well, two of them. I heard Professor stomp his way across the hall. "You are too loud and you WOKE ME UP!" Then he stomped back to his bed as I told him to go back to sleep. I got up and asked the other two to keep it down. Professor is not a morning person.

I couldn't understand much of the chatter, but kept hearing the words "yard sale" over and over again. Lion and Princess were playing their own version of Style's program "Clean House" with Princess' dolls. He wasn't happy when it was time for school.

Fast forward to now. School is finished (except for our joint science class) and I told Lion he could go play until lunch. Excited to be free, he ran off to play with his sister. When I peeked in her room, they were seated around her dollhouse on the floor. I just heard one of them ask "How much did we make?" My assumption is that they're in the post yard sale/decorating stage.

Lion: "Now take off your blindfolds and open your eyes!"

Princess: *gasp* "Oh, it's so beautiful!"

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Brainwashed children? Yes. Worth it?


(By the way, today I'm posting a before and after on my decluttering blog. Don't look for it until later tonight, though!)


LexiconLuvr said...

Those are some clever kids, huh? And one of my lil' troops hates mornings too. =]

Heidi Ashworth said...

Honestly, I think Clean House is a very inspiring show. If that's brain-washing, then I guess it is but I like the word "inspiring" better. :)

Rebecca said...

Heidi, so do I. That's why it's one of the things I mentioned in an earlier post I use to help keep me inspired and motivated.

The "brain-washing" was supposed to be a funny way to show my excitement that it's sinking in with my kids too.

Kelline said...

mmm...I need to "brain wash" I mean inspire my children to clean house!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Oops, sorry, I didn't mean to come off sounding negative or whatever. I think it's just darling that they are imitating that show--but if they start giving you Niecy-Nash style attitude, you might have to start feeling afraid . . (just saying . . .)

Rebecca said...

Hee hee, I'd better be careful then. I have heard Princess imitating Niecy occasionally!

Kimberly said...

That is so brilliant!

I almost wish we hadn't cut our cable...I do miss those shows!

mindyluwho said...

I love it!