Anyone else have a “clean it up now” pile, they start for their children?
My kids know if they come home and there is a pile of stuff on the couch for them, that they better get serious real quick on picking stuff up.
Momma is about to blow.
This isn’t a daily set up, I walk around and pick up after my kids all the time. But if I start noticing my day is turning in to only picking up after my family….I start to crack and then flat out refuse.
Because I am me… I can’t just leave it laying around. It will seriously hurt my soul. So my solution is ridiculous. I pick up every single item I find that is out of place and then put it in a completely new spot.
I mean, you are putting in that much effort, why not just put it where it goes?
I think in my delusional mind (admitting a problem is the first step) I have convinced myself that they will get better at it. They will eventually get sick of looking at a “to do” pile. I am raising little future husbands here. I am doing it for their wives.
You’re welcome future daughter in law. You better love me a ton and buy me chocolates often!