Playing hotel may have been one of the best ways to get my kids to help me clean. I am always trying new ways to get them to help a bit more and to not feel like I am constantly cleaning just to have a trail of messes being made to steps behind me. Believe me, cleaning has never been more fun for anyone.
I let them know that when they were all finished, we could leave a little note on the pillow with a mint (the squealing and cheering was awesome!) The Boy begged for them to be Chickfila mints...done!They worked hard on each others rooms and could not wait to show the other their room and better yet, to see their own.
They also invited everyone they possibly could to the hotel. They graciously offered my half of the bed too (I am sure there was a rate increase for cuddling with The Gent). I'd like to think they saved another room for me but I am pretty sure they were all booked with all of the hype going on about the hotel.
Summer Fun list but it has far exceeded my expectations. Everyone cheers when someone says, "let's play hotel" and I get a kick out of the fact that I am not nagging anyone or asking for the quadrillionth time for anyone to help me pick up even ten things. I am pretty sure cleaning is more fun for me too!