My house is a mess.
So this time I decided to try what some of you have been suggesting and I picked up some of my kid’s things and put them in a big green garbage bag. I then told my kids that if they wanted their stuff back they can either pay me for their things or they can work to get their stuff back by doing chores.
So far the dishwasher has been emptied, the back hall closet was been tidied and two bathrooms have been cleaned. I’ve given back one hockey jersey and three toys.
It’s working for me.
I’ve also been told I’m mean.
Yep. That’s me – Mean Mama.
Now I just have to go and get some ear plugs so I don’t have to listen to all the grumbling that’s accompanying the chores. Once I can’t hear my kids complain everything will be good. Quiet, tidy and good.
I could get used to it.