Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Meltdown Monday

I know, I know it's Tuesday but frankly I was too exhausted last night to get my post up. So here is the short version.

I love my kids and I have evidently loved them so much that I have made them completely incapable of taking care of themselves. They are little pigs. There room is a disaster area.  I have asked them repeatedly to clean it and sometimes they do ( their version of clean is hide everything so I can't see it and call it clean) or they complain that its just too hard to clean it. Really, isn't cleaning your room just making a mess in reverse? And you didn't have any trouble making the mess so I would have to assume that it is within your capabilities to do the reverse and clean it. Yeah well a Mom can dream right? So yesterday I donned the hasmat suit and decided that enough was enough and went in to help them clean there room. They are seven, at seven years old I had chores lots of them. Mine have very few until recently, anyway the me helping clean the room turned into me cleaning the room with the help of Little R who is evidently on a quest to be the best child in the world, while Middle K could care less he was off playing in the yard.  After several hours I finally called in the reinforcements - my bestie - Loco YaYa and we managed to get it completely knocked out. Now needless to say they have been informed that the next thing on the ground hits the trash but I have a feeling that one is going to take a few times to sink in.  So here I am after a very restless night feeling like I got hit by a train, but at least there room is clean.


~~louise~~ said...

Oh I know how frustrating those messes can be.

When my kids were young, we had a deal. If I had to pick up one thing of there's, I put it in a bag with their name on it. They had to pay to get it back by the end of the week or else, off to Goodwill it would go!!! (I always hung onto the Legos and Matchbox cars though:) It took less than two weeks for things to get to bearable...And boy oh boy did those nickels and dimes add up for me!!!

Feel better:)

Denise Burks said...

please don't give up. work ethic starts now!




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