Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mr. Von Clean

I realize that not everyone likes to believe in mysterious beings bearing gifts...but we do.  And this last week has been full of speculation about and anticipation of the arrival of Mr. Von Clean.  We have spoken of him so often that our whole neighborhood has been anticipating his arrival.  Well, last night he finally made his appearance.


Mr. Von Clean is a character from my husband's youth.  He comes to check on little boys and girls to see how well they have completed their chores.  If he is satisfied with their work, it is said that he leaves small gifts for them.  Mr. Von Clean speaks in a wee bit of a Scottish accent and bears an uncanny resemblance to Grandpa Christensen, which he assures us only makes sense since they are distantly related.


No speck of dirt goes unnoticed by Mr. Von Clean...and no neatly made bed does either, for his magnifying glass reveals all!  


I think that in every childhood a little magic must dwell, else what would be the sense in letting such lovely imaginations go to waste?  I also would like Mr. Von Clean to leave Mommies a gift too for our diligent efforts! :)

17 comments:

  1. What a great idea and so fun for the kids! As I was sitting here reading your post, my 4 year old said, "Is that Mr. VonClean? Is he coming to OUR house?" He makes me smile, and you inspire me! Thanks for sharing : )

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  2. Best idea I've heard in a long time!!! Hip Hip Hooray for Von Clean!

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  3. I was hoping Mr. VonClean would come to my house and clean up after me! :) I'm hoping the "potty fairy" will come to our house soon, and take away the "little potty".

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  4. What a fun tradition. I love that he's still doing it with the grandkids!

    =)

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  5. I think that in every childhood a little magic must dwell, else what would be the sense in letting such lovely imaginations go to waste?
    Couldn't have said it better myself. I
    whole-heartedly agree.
    Mr. VonClean-too fun!

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  6. what a great imagination you guys have and a lovely way to teach children about keeping things clean.

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  7. This is the best thing I have ever seen! I love it!

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  8. I love this! What a fantastic idea.

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  9. This was way cute; what a great idea. The pictures are awesome. Thanks for sharing such a great thought!
    Blessings to you!

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  10. This is SUCH a good idea!!!!! What an amazing teaching opportunity!

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  11. What a great idea! I wonder if this would work in my home.

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  12. Oh, wow, truly inspired, I'm sure!! I love it!!

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