Not only is the cold weather leaving us with a bad case of cabin fever, my house is filthy because we're always in it! Last week I was desperate to get the bathroom clean, but every time I tried the kids were into something else, and I had to stop. Even during nap time I was thwarted because they would have heard me running the water through our creaky pipes and woken up.
Here's what I did. I took the bottle of bubble bath DD got for Christmas and dumped the whole darn thing into the tub. I filled up the tub, and then told the kids to come see the crazy bubbles. They couldn't wait to jump in the tub, and in fact they actually stayed in for 45 minutes. That was enough time to clean the bathroom and paint my toe nails. Win-win-win!