A Dozen Good Eggs

Sunday, May 15, 2011


how do I teach kids to be organised? they have no clue and they just dont CARE. so I said I am not going to do their laundry anymore. I wash dry and fold. its their job to put away. to me this translates put the proper things int he proper place. for them it translates to stick it all SOMEWHERE...ANYWHERE. so then when they want....say..underwear...they arent in the right spot and so they toss everything around and dig until they find underwear. then walk all over everything until mom says clean your room then they toss it all in the wash. I spent the morning cleaning and doing laundry and you wouldnt have a clue I even bothered. they just have no clue. I asked them to clean out under the beds. they cleaned as far as you can see standing up. I asked them to clean under the table they just allocated it to different piles under the table! I am fed up with being the only one who cleans up. Eric tries to be useful but lets be fair he works every day of the week(yes weekends and holidays too)and often has little more than 3 waking hours at home in a day. The kids just show up at the table and wait to be served. they eat and then they leave. leaving me to do it all. this is not going to continue. when we move the movers will move everything. dirty diapers trash empty soda cans. they dont choose WHAT to move, only how to move it. its our job to clean out and clean up. and I want to get at it NOW! but no one seems to get how to help. AAARRGHHH!!!


  1. Would you be willing to send me an email at 5mccoys@comcast.net , and let us know how Diana is doing as we were going to adopt her and found out a few weeks before travel that your family was adopting her. We have since adopted, but still curious. Thank you, Kelly

  2. I only have 1 child---a teenager and i feel your pain!!!!!!
    Sunnie in NC

  3. If you figure out something that works, PLEASE share!!

  4. Hi! I have tried chore charts this way my children knew exactly what they had to do each day. We also changed jobs often I let the children have a say in the jobs they wanted to do.This worked pretty well. But I feel that in any culture the majority of raising children and taking care of a house falls on the woman.Pat