And then: enter vacuum cleaners. My child is obsessed with vacuum cleaners. He loves vacuums so much that he talks about them. He loves them so much that when he goes to the sitter's, he first makes me promise that I won't vacuum while he's gone, and then, he asks the sitter if she'll vacuum while he's there. He loves them so much that after first telling me he wanted to be a dinosaur for Halloween, he now says he wants to be a vacuum cleaner. Unfortunately for him, the dinosaur costume has already been made, so he will be dressing as a dino, NOT a Dyson.
I really wish I had a Flip because I would love to show you a video of Luke talking about vacuums. He can tell you what color vacuum cleaner people own and where they can keep. Seriously, Shane's mom has three vacuum cleaners, and he can tell you where each one is kept. The honest truth is that I'm kind of encouraging this vacuum cleaner love, and here's why: Luke loves it so much that he will CLEAN THE ENTIRE HOUSE just so I can vacuum. That's right, at the mere mention of vacuuming, he will put away all of his toys and make sure the floor is clean. He is for hire, if you're interested. I should mention that his love of vacuums does not stop at just plug in vacuum cleaners. No, he also loves to Swiffer. As a result, we mop the kitchen floor every single day. I have an old Swiffer, and he follows along with that while I use the Wet Jet. If he's going to be gone somewhere and I'll be home, he makes me PROMISE to neither vacuum nor mop while he's gone. Lucky for him, mama hates housework, so that's an easy promise to keep.