Monday, February 16, 2009
I am so stinking mad right now. I want to do fun things with the kids but they make it IMPOSSIBLE!!!! I asked them this morning to clean the playroom so that we could do fun stuff. And asked...and asked.... and finally it is 12:30 so I make lunch and they promise that after lunch they will clean it. So After lunch I mop the kitchen and give them ANOTHER hour on top of that.... Then I finally send them to their room. I just can't deal with it. Why does it have to be like this? Why can't they just do a 15 minute project in 15 minutes and be done so that we can have fun???? I had planned on a movie this morning, lunch, a trip to Sonic for ice cream, play place at the mall (after I returned some stuff) , and playing games all afternoon. Instead I got a couple of kids who are grumpy and still refuse to clean. I don't want to do it for them because they start thinking that if they put it off Mom will do it for them every time. What am I supposed to do?????? I feel like such a failure as a mother for not being able to figure out something that seems so simple - getting your kids to clean up after themselves. Especially when there are awesome rewards involved. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!