Thursday, February 01, 2007

Always Learning

Here's a new way to look at cleaning.

My son was watching Curious George on PBS and George had been launched into space by seemingly normal adult humans who, nevertheless, showed the same lack of pattern recognition that all people on that series seem to have. Anyway, I was scrubbing and running a sink full of water in the kitchen, and Zaya turned around and said,

"Hey, Mom, I'm learning about space! Are you learning about water?"

Well, I suppose I was. I was learning what water and Mr. Clean magic eraser did to my ceramic cooktop. Maybe cleaning won't seem like so much of a chore if I think about it as "learning"; or maybe not.


Amanda said...

Hmm, maybe I should think like this when I'm doing my housework too!


Ceramic Cooktop - spray with mixture of alcohol, water, and a drop or 2 of dishwashing soap; sprinkle with Barkeepers Friend or with plain baking soda; scrub mixture with non-abrasive brush or scrubby pad; let sit for 15 minutes; re-wet and scrub

Plain alcohol and baking soda will work too.

Babystepper said...

I've been told, though, to use nothing but water and the special creamy cooktop polisher stuff that came with the stove; hence the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Eshtemoa said...

This would be a good one to send to Readers Digest... better hurry, though, or I might beat you to it.

Babystepper said...

Ooh, yeah, and they pay money for those, don't they. There's an Everybody Loves Raymond episode about that, isn't there?