Messy Kids Rant

Kids can be both a blessing  and a curse.  I have a couple and love them to death but at the same time they can be quite messy and there is a lot of cleanup involved.

Types Of Mess They Make

There are many types of mess that the little rugrats make, way too many to list them all so I’ll just go over a few of the most common ones.

Carpet Stainscleaning the carpet

This one is by far the most common in my opinion.  It seems that anytime there’s a possibility for them to stain the freshly cleaned carpet they will.  From food and drinks to mud and dirt, they all leave stains that sometimes are extremely tough to get out.  If you find that you can’t get them out yourself then just call a carpet cleaning company and they will make it so much easier for you as they have the proper tools to deal with these stains.  If you happen to be looking for carpet cleaning services in Huntersville NC then I have heard good things about those guys from other families.

Messy Eating

Dinnertime can be a great time to relax with the family but the little ones can make it a war zone.  Throwing food and making food end up on the ground are pretty normal.  Time to stock up on bibs and pray for the best.  You can try and play games to make them eat their food normally, or give some kind of incentive such as a dessert later.

Room Mess And Cluttermessy room

No matter how many times they are told to put their toys away after using them it never seems to happen.  The toy chest sits there collecting dust for ages it seems.  It does take a long time to form habits but you have to start sometime, so I would recommend to start right away with making it a habit for your kids to put things away after they’re done with them and eventually they should catch on.

What’s The Solution?

I highly suggest checking out the video and implementing some of the advice.  Basically anything that makes cleaning fun will highly increase the chances of kids participating in it.  You could make it into a race for example, with a reward for the first one to finish.  This is a sure fire way to speed them up.  Another way to make cleaning more fun would be to do role playing, like pretending to act out a movie or something.

Anyways that ends my rant for today.  Good luck everyone!


Arts and Crafts Ideas for Seniors

I went to visit my mother at her care home the other day and noticed that they have a lot of different activities going on including one of my favorites.  Making crafts!

Check out this video for some arts and crafts ideas for seniors .

If you have a parent that is getting older then doing crafts together is a great way to spend quality time with them. I especially love scrap booking because it helps to strengthen memory related to family and can even be used as a gift for friends and family!

Another neat thing that can be used is play dough. Nope it’s not just for kids, people of any age can make stuff out of it and it also does a good job of strengthening the hands which is important for seniors.

Knitting is also one of my favorite activities that a lot of seniors love as well. This activity is more suited for seniors that don’t have any serious ailments as it requires steady hands and a bit more precision than some other activities. Did you know that knitting has health benefits? That’s right it can relieve stress, improve concentration and connect people.

Whenever a holiday is coming up is a great time for seniors to do crafts as well. Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day and Valentines are just a few examples of holidays that can involve crafts.  Christmas especially is a great time for any artistic person as there’s so many different things that can be made.

Painting is another one of my favorite activities and seniors love it too. Just make sure to use a big brush or even a sponge if they’re hand eye coordination isn’t very good.