My boy eats cereal.
The reason I even mention this is because he's decided at the age of twelve to grow taller and he seems to be hungry. All. the. time.
But, that said, cereal is perfect. It's easy to prepare, he eats the reasonably nutritious stuff and he can get it himself whenever he wants.
What he can't seem to figure out however is how to put his cereal bowl and spoon into the dishwasher when he's done eating.
He leaves them everywhere. On the table, on the counter, on his bedside table and today? He even tried to shove it under the family room couch.
Have you ever seen cereal and milk harden on a bowl after it's been left sitting out for a few hours? It turns into cement. It just gets um, disgusting.
So, I've threatened and I've nagged him about it. I've even talked about it in front of his friends to try and embarrass him into cleaning up after himself.
Nothing seems to be working.
I should probably just give up and find myself another battle.
But I don't want to.
I've never considered myself a crazy OCD kinda Mom so I should be able to just let this one go.
Tonight these dirty cereal bowls are really annoying me.
Really, really annoying me.