Every day, it’s the same old story.
“Go wash the dishes!”
“Get in the shower!”
“Are you done with your homework??”
“It’s past your bedtime!”
Yes, they do have set chores, but seldom do they do them of their own accord. They don’t have a set time for bed, but if I am the one waking them up, then I sure as Hades don’t want to deal with slow cranky kidlets.
Last night, I finally had my epiphany: WHY DO I GO THROUGH THE TROUBLE??
Stick a fork, I’m done. I am not their social secretary, nor am I their daily reminder calendar. If they forget the dishes, I will gather them up and place them on their bed. If they forget laundry in the washer, I will take it out and let it mold on the floor. If they forget to put away food, they will enjoy it for breakfast. I’m too old and too grumpy to be chasing after that crap.
It’s my summer and I will be enjoying it, too!!