Today was one of those days. After days and days and days of bribing and pleading and demanding and requesting and assisting and reminding and I had enough.
I went to put some clothes away this morning...and the "little bit left" my oldest had assessed the situation as, was really more of Mt. Kilimanjaro. RIDICULOUS!
So, I calmly said a few things loudly that I would never say in the presence of the aforementioned minions. Continued putting the laundry away...and then cleaned the room. I removed the clothes - there was full basket o'clothes left. Mind you, this is after I thought I had it ALLLLLLL done. I removed all the garbage. Hmmmm, didn't know Gogurts and popsicles were allowed upstairs.
Then I proceeded to remove EVERY. SINGLE. TOY.
And after my mini tirade....
|notice how there are only school clothes hanging up...|
|Notice the dresser where there was once a shelf full of toys. As they earn their toys back, they will have to make choices. I am only allowing them one shelf.|
Now, I am not totally heartless, they each got their favorite blanket, their pillow pet, a baby doll and their 18 inch doll. But, aside from that, they will have their books to keep them company
Some tears. But, I will bet dollars to donuts that they will think twice when I ask them to clean their room in the future. I don't think this is how they envisioned their afternoon when the bell rang.