I don’t know quite how and why we went wrong, but something isn’t right. We have four kids that are TERRIBLE at picking up after themselves.
I realize that I have exactly been the model house keeper, especially during the busier times. However, I really thought they were grasping what I expect from them.
I expect them to NOT leave wrappers from whatever the just unwrapped anywhere they wish.
I expect them to pick up the clothes that come off their body, and not leave them in a heap wherever they fall.
I expect them to pick up toys after they play with them.
I expect them to put things back where they got them.
Sure, I expect them to whine here and there about chores, because I realize they are kids. However, I expect them to do said chore with a good attitude.
I don’t think that these seem like ridiculous expectations either.
This summer, I have been trying to crack down on this stuff, but if it is working, it isn’t working fast enough.
I am frustrated. I need to find the answer. Grrrr…