Our kitchen/family room has laminate flooring. It is mostly easy to keep clean which is after all essential with the boys traipsing who knows what, who knows where all the live long day. So I have to admit laminate flooring has made my life slightly simpler.
What I am not so keen on though is the sweeping (though I vastly prefer sweeping to vacuuming). Every time the kids eat anything I have to sweepy sweep sweep because my kids are unable to eat anything without turning half of it into big old crumbs.
So on Saturday I was sweeping the floor for the bazillionth time. Rob had just got back from football training and the boys were running all over in celebration of their favourite parent returning. (Charming, right?)
Me:(Exasperated) "Thomas be careful don't run in my pile of dirt!"
Thomas: "Oh sorry mummy."
Me: "That's OK you just need to be more careful."
Thomas: "What you doing with that dirt mummy?"
Me: "Well I'm gonna sweep it up and put it in the bin."
Thomas: "Oh, that's so nice for you mummy!"
Me: (Thinking silently to myself) 'At least one of us thinks so, son!'