If you have no idea what I'm talking about, take a look at my last two posts. My wife and I are in the midst of a parenting experiment based off of the book, Duct Tape Parenting, and we have to avoid nagging (we call it "reminding") the girls to do the things they are expected to do. After the five days we get to talk about what we've learned and go from there.
So, yes my girls can wash dirty dishes, and the pancake I had found on the pan in the kitchen in the evening was even gone in the morning...but the ingredients weren't. There were spices and baking powder (why baking powder in pancakes? I have no idea) sitting on the kitchen counter...right next to the basketball that's been out for two days.
Shoes are still on the floor, clothes are all over the bathroom, school items are spread about everywhere. And, we have to keep our lips zipped. here's the good part, though. Tomorrow eveing we're supposed to get our Christmas tree, and traditionally we decorate it the night we get it....Not this year!
See, when we decorate the tree, we also put out our house decorations: snow globes, Santa statues, Nativity scene, wreaths, etc... But, we can't put those out because the house is a mess. We aren't supposed to nag the girls, but we can refuse to decorate. When they ask why, we can just say the house is too dirty.
Let's see what they do. Your move girls!
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