This post is sponsored by Scotch-Brite!
Mother’s Day is coming.
Over the years, I’ve done some Mother’s Day training in our home. Since no one who matters will listen to my suggestion that Father’s Day should come before Mother’s Day (so moms could demonstrate proper celebration procedures), I’ve had to create a few rules:
#1: Presents shall be presented at breakfast. Mother shall not attend church without the ability to properly answer the inevitable “So what did you get for Mother’s Day?” questions.
#2: Mom doesn’t cook on Mother’s Day. Neither breakfast, lunch, nor dinner.
#3: Unless you’re inspired (and financially able) to do something jaw-dropping, get me a gift certificate for a pedicure. It is May and sandal-weather is here.
I occasionally make a few additional decrees, but those are the basics.
But I LOVED the results of this survey that Scotch-Brite conducted last month:
According to a recent survey, seventy-five percent (75%) of moms would prefer a clean home on Mother’s Day to being served breakfast in bed. In addition, sixty percent (60%) of moms would most prefer a clean house over other gift options like candy, flowers and a card.
For real. I just hadn’t thought to ask for it. A clean home? I’d totally take that over candy or burned toast! Or even a pedicure!!
Imagine the excitement when I explained to my kids that the big box of cleaning tools that arrived in the mail last week was for them! To clean!! As a Mother’s Day present for me!!
Really, though, there are some very cool (and cute!) things in there that will be fun for them to try.
Stay tuned for a results post (with video) later this month to show you how they did!
Would you prefer a clean house over candy? (Even really good candy?)
 OmniBus Scotch-Brite Survey, April 2014
This post was sponsored by Scotch-Brite, but the dreams of a clean home are all mine!--Nony
Oh, I would love a clean home for Mother’s Day. I would also like all meals cooked for me, and my mother’s day flowers planted in the ground to enjoy all summer! And yes, I will sit on the porch and drink my coffee while said flowers are planted. 🙂
If my house was cleaned for me I would have time to go get a pedicure (that I would be willing to pay for myself:).
Love the idea!! especially after the last to weeks of pure insanity schedual…i.e my house is a disaster, but still better than it use to be.
As for chocolate I can make really good chocolate myself if my kitchen was clean! Or better yet kids after you clean for me, you can make some as a special present (ya know because you love me so much!) and then clean up the mess.
I would take a clean house over almost anything. I’ve been telling that to my kids for years. They haven’t heard it yet, though.
Are we talking REALLY good candy here? As in, my favorite of all times? What quantity of candy? You know, I don’t have a whole house to clean, just an apartment, so that is a difficult question…I’m leaning towards candy, I think. Does that say something about my standards of cleaning in our home, or about my chocolate consumption problem?
Oh, yeah! Clean house over really good candy. I can’t wait to read what the kids say and do. 🙂
I am a candy-aholic! If it’s in the house, I eat it. But a clean house would be A-MA-ZING! And what would be even better than my kids cleaning would be to HIRE an actual house cleaner to get it really deep down clean. AHHH that would be so wonderful. I’d forgo all gifts, card, candy for that. Oh to dream…
I would love a clean house for Mother’s Day and to not have to cook. Unfortunately I will be cooking and cleaning because my mom, mother-in-law, and husband’s grandma will be coming over for a cook out. As Frankie on the show “The Middle” said Mother’s Day is for them. The I skip work next week, is for me.
Kristy K. James says
Definitely the totally cleaned and decluttered house (because it can’t be totally clean without being decluttered). 🙂
melinda mitchell says
Totally would skip the chocolate! All I got from my 2 grown girls was a phone message from one saying. “I love you. Happy Mother’s DAy”. Not even that from the one who lives w/ me, and whose baby I tend to ALL the time!!
I even made her a gift from the baby, and brought her home a rose from church!! You’d think she could spare me 3 little words, but NOPE.