Comments on: Olive Us: Kitchen Cleanup http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:47:04 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Miscellany: Operation 13.1 + Good Stuff to Start The Week http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-410946 Miscellany: Operation 13.1 + Good Stuff to Start The Week Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:00:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-410946 [...] to fall head over heels in love with The Blair Family, I cannot think of a better one than this Olive Us Episode on Post-Dinner Kitchen Clean Up. Seriously, you guys. It made me want more kids. And I [...]

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By: Eliina @ 3EDesign http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-394936 Eliina @ 3EDesign Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:54:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-394936 This is absolutely charming! One of my favorite parts of being a parent is starting brand-new family traditions. I think we’ll be stealing this idea when our 15 month old is a little older.

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By: Design Mom's Kitchen Clean-Up Video - Hello Little One Blog http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-389145 Design Mom's Kitchen Clean-Up Video - Hello Little One Blog Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:32:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-389145 [...] If you haven’t read the blog Design Mom, I’d recommend putting it on your list of things to check out. Gabrielle Blair is an American living in France with her husband and six — yup, six kids (adorably named Ralph, Maude, Olive, Oscar, Betty and June). Her blog has tons of great info covering design, organization, crafting, parenting, travel and living in Europe. She recently posted the video above which shows how her family works as a team to clean up dinner. I love videos like these shot in someone’s else’s home: the distressed country kitchen floors, the table cloth and that fantastic jade green hanging lamp… too cool. Read the whole post here. [...]

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By: Alice http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-389137 Alice Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:18:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-389137 That’s a wonderful kitchen, Gabrielle. I could not think of a better family room than that!

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By: Robyn D. http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-388054 Robyn D. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 23:41:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-388054 Love it Gabby!!! Good times!! We loved being a part of your clean up crew while we were there. :)

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By: Lindsay - Shop Ella Lou http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-387338 Lindsay - Shop Ella Lou Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:04:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-387338 Our daughter is two and I have been trying to think of ways to get her more involved in household tasks. She is clearly interested but I have been at a loss – I think we may just have to try clean up parties! At a minimum, she can put silverware in the dishwasher and dance. Too cute!

P.s. I adore the way your family interacts!

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By: Andrea http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-387267 Andrea Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:53:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-387267 Cute! I love to dance around the kitchen with my kids, but we’ve never done it as a way to get the dishes done. Great idea. I just might be trying it soon:).

By the way, I loved Oscar’s sweet moves down on the floor. Ha, ha. So fun.

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By: Five Things Friday http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-387032 Five Things Friday Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:57:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-387032 [...] Design Mom’s dance party video makes me want to have a house full of cleaning [...]

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By: Miranda http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-386743 Miranda Fri, 21 Sep 2012 05:10:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-386743 haha, all of your cute kids (and you two) have some great moves. But that Oscar can get down!

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By: Amanda http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-386686 Amanda Fri, 21 Sep 2012 03:43:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-386686 Okay, so you totally need to include this as one of your episodes! Of all the clips I’ve seen of your kids, this one is by far my favorite. It really demonstrates how the mundane (and potentially contentious) can be turned into a potential moment of joy . . . Something I definitely need to apply to my own brood.

I relate beyond what I can express about the difficulty of making late dinner to cleanup to bedtime work without dragging everyone down, and this helps me look at it differently.

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By: Anna http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-386667 Anna Fri, 21 Sep 2012 03:10:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-386667 I’m so glad you clarified that sometimes you are too worn out and leave it to the morning! I feel much more normal now!

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By: Megan M. http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-386583 Megan M. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 01:38:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-386583 I can’t see the videos. :( Even if I pull up the Olive Us page. What do you use to host your videos? I need to figure out why it isn’t working for me, because I have to see this cleanup party!

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By: Leslie D http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-386553 Leslie D Fri, 21 Sep 2012 01:06:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-386553 I just love this! It makes me miss being a kid living with my parents. We used to have dance parties each night and my brother and I would dance our hearts out. Glad to see the tradition went beyond our own kitchen! You are awesome and are making so many special memories your children will cherish! :)

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By: Rebecca Snyder http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-385893 Rebecca Snyder Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:36:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-385893 Love this post! My big mormon family always did dance parties cleaning up and now we continue to dance together cleaning the kitchen when we meet up as adults. As one of the youngest, it was great to get private dance lessons from my older siblings who have great moves. When I went to stake dances I felt pretty cool to pull out the dance moves my siblings had taught me at home! Our new tradition is to make our own music videos when we get together on Christmas Eve.

Thanks for sharing!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-385756 Design Mom Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:21:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-385756 I’m so glad for your comment, Shannon! I totally agree. Even if it’s just me and one of the kids working in the kitchen, it’s way more fun with good music.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-385754 Design Mom Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:21:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-385754 We don’t do it every night, more like 4 times a week. Sometimes we eat out. Other times we’re too worn out for a dance party and we let the dishes wait till the morning.

As for who does what, we don’t have any official assignments, just a general instruction to keep working until everything is done.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-385752 Design Mom Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:18:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-385752 Oh man. Cooking and meal planning is definitely a weak point for me. I daydream about winning the lottery and hiring a full-time cook!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-385751 Design Mom Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:17:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-385751 As often as we can! Sometimes June insists on sitting between us. But mostly we sit together. It’s nice, and it feels like we’re a team.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-385749 Design Mom Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:16:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-385749 You’re not mistaken, Azra. Oscar is all about the breakdance moves.

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By: Shannon { A Mom's Year } http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/olive-us-kitchen-cleanup/comment-page-1/#comment-385717 Shannon { A Mom's Year } Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:45:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=23232#comment-385717 Clean-up dance parties are the best! Some people have commented that they wish they had more kids, but I remember dancing with my mom when I was a teenager. It was just my brother and me, but we had a blast!

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