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Quick, the Queen is Coming!

By Sally Collings - 16th March 2012

I do believe I’ve cracked the ‘kids and chores’ code. This week, we played a game that I made up (as you’d be able to tell) called ‘Quick! The Queen is coming!’

Here’s how it goes:

Queen Elizabeth is coming for tea in ONE HOUR (or perhaps you'd prefer Princess Mary or Princess Kate?)

How clean can we make our house in that time?
Set the timer …
And …
GO!

Hide – put away shoes, books, toys           
Fluff – dust tables, chairs, shelves, piano       
Polish – tabletops                    
Wipe – kitchen benches               
Shine – mirrors and door handles           
Spray – bathroom sink, bath, shower, toilet   
Mop – sweep and mop bathroom floors       
Empty – bins                        
Water – pot plants                   
Suck – vacuum rugs and sofas           

It worked pretty well: my two girls happily wiped benches, watered plants and mopped floors. Fortunately they are young enough to enjoy the game, but old enough not to expect a lady in a tiara to turn up on the doorstep.

I do believe that next week Lady Gaga might be dropping by for a cup of Darjeeling …

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