Or otherwise known as "How To Take A 30-minute Job and Stretch It Out Over 3 Hours!" This is why I haven't enlisted their help in major cleaning jobs. And this is why our house is a mess (because I don't enlist their help more often). But today, they each got a job to do, and so far, it's not going too badly. difficult child 1 has a 1/2 bathroom (just sink and toilet) and his job was to clean it. Took some supervision on my part, but overall he did a decent job. There are some things, though, that he clearly does not think about. Like when I told him to take the bathroom rug outside to shake the dirt out, he picked it up from the middle, causing lots of debris to fall onto the floor . Then when he took it outside, he shook it out over the patio instead of the grass (double ). difficult child 2 and easy child share a full bathroom, and they worked out a division of labor based on the list of things I said needed to be done. difficult child 1 is finished with his part -- he did a pretty good job from what I can tell. easy child is just starting hers. I'll have to judge with a final inspection when she's done. I promised them a trip to the movies this afternoon, and they have a time limit they have to meet or they miss the movie. So I think that's helping them stay focused for the most part. I love to watch them work! I can do this all day!