Sweeping {The Ordinary Moments}

I’ve spoke a lot about how LP loves copying us in the things we do over the course of the average day – Cooking and washing up are things she really enjoys to do – Any kind of role playing game really where she has a chance to copy Mummy and Daddy.

We bought LP a toy broom, mop and dustpan & brush for her Birthday and she has loved it ever since. She copies Daddy – he’s the ‘cleaner’ in our house! – and loves to sweep up and clean all around the house – sweeping the lounge, the kitchen and grabbing her mop if she accidentally spills a drink!

Sweeping {The Ordinary Moments}

Every so often LP will decide she wants to do a little dance and have a twirl with her broom, or even with both her mop and her broom! She’ll spin around in a circle going ‘weeeeeeee’ with not a care in the world, just one Little Pickle twirling and twirling.

Sweeping {The Ordinary Moments}

I love it when LP does something so carefree, so funny to watch and so sweet at the same time. Stopping her serious job of sweeping to have a dance until she gets tired or dizzy. Then the seriousness will come back and she’ll get on with the job in hand – Sweeping again!

Sweeping {The Ordinary Moments}

I don’t normally show black and white photos of LP. I usually love to show her red hair and the colour in our home but with these pictures I didn’t want to detract from our ordinary moment. The sweeping, the natural spinning of a toddler and her love of copying Mummy and Daddy – although I can’t remember when, if ever, we last stopped mid sweep to have a little boogie!

Sweeping {The Ordinary Moments}


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. I think we could all do with a little more dancing and enjoyment whilst we sweep the floor! Next time it’s my turn, I’ll keep this in mind. #OrdinaryMoments

  2. These are such beautiful pictures. It’s great that your daughter has both Mum AND Dad as cleaning role models – it makes buying toys like this less of a dilemma, when they’re not tied to gender roles. Let’s face it, every little person I’ve met has enjoyed twizzling round with a broom in their hand! Gorgeous post.

  3. I love these photos! They have done exactly what you wanted, captured the ordinary moment! LP is seriously just so cute!
    Daddy mops the floor in our house too 🙂 x

  4. Such lovely photos again this week. LP is so cute how she copies everything. I wonder if she’ll still enjoy helping round the house when she’s big enough to do it for real?

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