Monday, February 16, 2009

valentines day clean up

8 AM and we are in the church parking lot prepping to get our scrub on.

We were scheduled to clean in a few weeks, but since we won't be around on our turn we needed to make a trade. So what better way to spread the love than vacuuming up cheerios and wiping 10,000+ fingerprints of windows? Actually we love it, and so do the kids since we have a little tradition of getting donuts and chocolate milk afterward. Who wouldn't get excited about that.

However, in our current ward it's more like a man-fest cleaning session. I don't think I've ever been there and not been heavily outnumbered. So in your neck of the woods what's the general make-up of church cleaners? Families, or men, or women, or what?

12 comments:

Jessica said...

Ours is the same families everytime, which kind of sucks because if you get stuck with a lame family that never comes then you get to do it by yourselves.

However there is a lot of times I have been tempted to just send Luke, since my kids always end up adding a few thousand fingerprints to the newly cleaned windows!!

Dandee said...

We were cleaning the church on Valentine's day too. Funny.

Our ward has a really great turn out of families. My children's favorite job is to dust all of the pictures with that long fluffy brush. Oh, and crawling under the pews in the chapel looking for "tresure".

Brooklet said...

we don't have families clean it in our building. We have good ol' fashioned janitors.

tharker said...

Our turn is coming up this Saturday. But, Spencer always misses out because he's working, so it's just the kids and I. My kids love to clean the church, and that is mostly because Tom Black and his family were always on our rotation. They LOVE Brother Black! I don't know how they'll react this weekend when they realize that their favorite cleaning partner isn't going to be there!

AOlson said...

Hey Tiff, we have cleaning duty this week too!! Our kids LOVE to clean the church too. I don't know what it is, but they love it. I wish they showed as much enthusiasm about cleaning our house or at least their rooms! Usually Kevin and the Kids go and I stay home. I figure I have earned it!!

Amy said...

Wow, who traded with you? j/k... maybe I will actually go and help Jeremy. Sounds like a great tradition. That might actually be fun.

Kris said...

It's been over a year since we've cleaned the church. It's been a nice break. But before that I swear we were doing it every time it was our Ward's turn. Glad you had a fun time.

lindsay>boo said...

Hey, I hope you went to Viera's Bakery afterward...

Sarah said...

If we take our kids with us to clean it is not even worth it. Who wants to listen to Morgan whine for an hour? Probably no one. I say send the husbands since we clean all week at home. Maybe when our kids are older I'll have a different attitude about it.

lizzzz said...

you mean members clean the church?!? ... oops... I should look into that!!

Shannon said...

We have a very small ward and it's our wards turn every 3 months for that month . The task falls on the priesthood and in turn the families go and do it together. It's usually just one family or a couple priesthood members. Me,hubby and the boys all would go for each week that month to clean, we did this. It was a lot of fun. We haven't done it since Hubby got called to the bishopric. I kinda miss it.

Jodi said...

Mick and I left the kids at home when we cleaned the church a couple of weeks ago. Which we were happy we did - there wasn't much work needed to be done and I think they would have just gotten in the way. Although, we'll probably take them next time - a good way to teach kids service.