Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, I’m sure you’ve seen (or at least heard about) the adorable new Swiffer commercial featuring Morty and Lee. In case you haven’t, Morty and Lee (both 90) have been married for 40+ years and have 6 children together. The best part, they are still so in love! However, just like most of us, they still have to worry about cleaning the house. And, for Lee (who does primarily all the cleaning) that poses a big challenge because of her age. That was, of course, until the couple was sent a #SwifferEffect package full of Swiffer products to help make life a little easier for Lee (and Morty, too!).
Absolutely adorable, right!? However, these are real problems that many of our seniors are facing. I remember when my late Grandmother once stood in a rocking chair to clean something that she couldn’t reach at 80 years old! It was a good laugh for everyone after the fact, but it was so dangerous and we dared her to ever do it again.
I hope that one day Chris and I will be like Morty and Lee, still in love after all those years. One thing that I would almost bet on, though, is that I will be doing all of the cleaning from now until that point if we do. That is ok if it does end up like that because I have a certain way of cleaning and I don’t like it when someone else cleans for me. For example, when Chris helps out and tries to clean the bathrooms, I end up stepping in because he isn’t cleaning the toilet like I clean it. It’s a weird obsession and I am truly grateful for his help, but cleaning is one of those things that I like done my way. What seems to work best for us is I do all the cleaning and Chris keeps the kids occupied and out of my way.
So far, in our 6 years of being together, I’ve learned to not argue about small things (This was very hard for me because I am as stubborn as Chris.), talk about decisions regarding the kids together and that it is ok for us to go to bed angry, because things don’t seem as bad the next morning and I am way more level-headed. If anyone has any keys to a long and happy marriage, I would love to hear them!
Be sure to check out the #SwifferEffect on Facebook and see how everyday acts can really make an impact!
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