Because I admire how skillfully and happily her children work, I am also all ears when she dispenses any advice on this subject. I want to learn all I can from folks who have good fruit in the areas in which our family is hoping to produce the same. She apparently has a much better grasp than myself on the concept of making a job fun, for I can tell you I never considered her method for getting help with mopping floors before.
Perhaps I should have been concerned when the first thing she told the kids to do was to go put on some play socks. Or even when my friend told me, "Just don't look, Julie," as one of her girls had all my children laughing hysterically in the mudroom. But after they left, the children asked me if they could, "Do what we did to the mudroom floor... to the kitchen floor?" Not 100% sure what I was getting myself into, but being really impressed with the look of the mudroom, I consented.
I now have a long list of children who have volunteered to clean the kitchen floor for me... any time I want.