Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Why I'm Losing my Hair
Did you know that asking a 4 year old to clean up his mess is just mean? Did you also know that asking a 2 year old to clean up her mess is just silly? No?? Well, it is. Just ask my 4 and 2 year old.
I have tried everything. I have offered (not bribed) tokens for cleaning, promised movies, promised going to a lunch store (yes, that is what we call it here, don't laugh. Ok, laugh, I don't care). I have begged, I have cried, I have threatened to have Christmas be canceled. I have had Santa write them a letter. While they were impressed with the letter, it did no good. They continued to laugh at me. Ok, so Seth cried and told me that "cleaning is SO boring!" and Amelia just said, "No. I don't want to, plus I am reading right now". And, really, she wouldn't be doing much good to the cleaning and reading is good, even though she can't read and just makes up the stories by looking at the pictures, which I know is an excellent pre-reading skill, but if she doesn't learn to clean, then Seth will have to clean everything in the house and if he has to clean everything in the house, then when he goes to Kindergarten next year, there will be issues with cleaning and this will all end badly with me being the Mom of the messy kids who don't listen to her. whew. How was that for a runon sentence thankyouverymuch.
Good thing they're cute or I totally would have kicked them out long ago. I just don't like messy roommates.