Mopping the floors was on the list of things to do today. And, we mopped floors - just not the way I expected.
Destructo was enjoying his favorite activity, play in the bathroom sink, when I noticed a few sprinkles of water on the floor. Water on tile floors in the desert means that it immediately turns to mud. We have so much dust I can't even begin to keep up with it!
Being the Montessori-minded mother that I am, I thought, "no problem. I'll give him a bucket of water and a rag and let him mop the bathroom floor."
After the explanation I went into the kitchen to tend to dishes. Something he said caused me to think I should check on him. When I turned the corner all I saw was a puddle of water at the base of our stairs, which is a good 10 feet from the bathroom!
He had dumped out all 1.5 gallons of water in the bucket. Why I gave him so much water in the first place I'll never know.
I ran upstairs to get some towels to mop up the bulk since he'd already immersed the bath sized hand towel in the sink. All in all, it took 2 bathtowels 2 kitchen towels and a bunch of washcloths to mop up the water. After we were finished mopping the water he came to me with a sponge mop and said, "Here Momma, we can use this!"
Why didn't I think of that?