Acting as Mary Ingalls means I have to do a lot of cleaning. First I helped take the unwanted stuff out of the little house; next I took all the carpets to the trailer for the skip (T11 had to unscrew the little house ladder so we could get the carpet up!) and afterwards we all did some dusting and sweeping. Here is the house empty and clean, ready to be painted:
I also helped whitewash the inside and it was hard work. But it was worth it because it`ll be great to play in and I’m hoping it will help teach me to keep house. Whilst I white washed the inside, T11 painted the outside brown and A4 painted her planter the same brown, with a little help from mummy. In fact, we all got help from Mummy!!
We needed to make the bedroom comfortable, which we did by making a mattress . We used a ripped sheet and some sofa stuffing mummy had kept from an old sofa, although in the 1800`s they used straw. We didn’t use straw because we were afraid we would get rats. We will post a photo of our mattress once the house is finished. We got rather messy painting the little house but nevertheless had a lot of fun.
We didn’t quite finish the house the week. We still have to treat the floor, the ladder and the upstairs framework before it is finished enough to start filling up. We will post a photo of the house so far on Friday, hopefully you will all see the difference!