Everett Easton Gets His VERY OWN BROOM!!

With how obsessed Everett is with brooms and mops I decide to buy him a kid’s toy broom so that it’s easier for him to wield! Problem is our small Wal-Mart has nothing of the sort in their toy section. I’m about to give up and wait until we’re at Target next but then think, maybe there’s a short broom in the cleaning section that would work for him! I think I’ve seen short brooms there before! Sure enough!

Everett spots the broom as I pick it up to look at it and with both hands and a huge smile tries to reach for it while giggling like crazy. He took it when I handed it out to him and refused to let go the rest of the trip! He was very concerned when I took it for about five seconds to let the cashier ring it up at the end of the trip!

The parking lot was pretty empty so I let him walk around with his broom before taking it from him to put in the trunk for the drive home. It ended up not being enough and I had to give him the broom when he was in his car seat!

Once home he swept and swept and swept. After a while I put him on the bench for a picture. He smiled (at his broom) and then promptly went back to sweeping.


Not too long later he brought me my broom so we could sweep together. We swept a lot that day. Like, probably a good hour. haha!

Sweeping and Mopping!

I’ve noticed that Everett likes to do everything he sees me doing. He follows the leader all day. It’s really cute and touching that he wants to be like me. I sweep and mop at least once every day, and most of the time I sweep three times a day or more! So, naturally, Everett thinks sweeping and mopping is the BEST thing on earth! He always has the mop since I grab the broom and go start sweeping first. He sees me sweeping and makes a beeline straight for the pantry for the mop and then joins me in cleaning the floors. It makes me giggle.
If I am finished sweeping really quickly Everett gets sad and points to the broom after I put it in the pantry and whines and points toward the table. There are HOURS spent in this house sweeping. We often sweep the entire house together just because he thinks it’s so fun!