Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Room cleaning, week 3
I had Melissa pick up her clothes Wednesday night, so Friday should have been easy. But she tried to pull a fast one, throwing everything into her closet and declaring, "all done!"
Mommy wasn't fooled, and ordered a real pick up. Melissa dug in her heels, all the way until bedtime.
Saturday morning after breakfast, Matthew got to play video games since he had cleaned his room, and without drama, too. I told Melissa she was welcome to join him for some TV after she cleaned her room. "I can't do it," she tearfully declared. "I can't do it!" I was firm and there was much stomping and wailing. Then it got quiet, and 20 minutes later she came down. "I clean my room!" And she had.
Speaking of cleaning rooms, here's another take on the subject: