Last October I posted about my attempts to get the kids to help clean up the kitchen after dinner. The title of the post, Cinderella, says it all. I, of course, am Cinderella. Ultimately, it didn't work out very well. There's something about having your kids clean up, taking forever to do it and then having to go clean it up after them. Yeah, I know they need to learn about responsibility, blah, blah, blah, but I'd rather be cleaning up the kitchen at 6:30 instead of 8:00. Hello! Facebook's waiting! Even so, we're currently revisiting the kid kitchen clean up chores. Of course, with the same results as last fall. So far.
Since I've started the other responsibility lessons with Emma and Ryan, I've decided to keep going with it. Perhaps where I've failed with my older children, I can train Ryan and Emma to be better. Perhaps the key is to start young. Really young.
Yesterday at lunch, I decided it was time to start the lessons. I told Emma and Ryan that they had to clean up after they were finished with lunch.
Macaroni and cheese all over the floor? Well, at least the dogs will assist in the clean up. Unfortunately, there was a casualty.
Some of Emma's lunch ended up on Fifi. However, when I went back later to clean Fifi up she was already clean. I can only hope that it was the other dog Bella who cleaned her up. Yeah, let's not go there.
Okay, so the lunch clean up didn't go so well, but Emma decided to make it up to me. She must have caught on to the fact that I hate paying bills so she decided to pay some for me.
I'm not sure who this check was made out to but at least she made an attempt. That is after someone took the checkbook out of my purse, found a marker, opened it up and then filled it out. Not that I'm naming names or anything.
Of course, Ryan couldn't be shown up by a baby.
So he made out his very own check. I was impressed that it looks like he actually tried to fill it in. What scares me is that it looks like he actually tried to fill it in. Also notice that they kept the checks in numerical order. I'm going to have to watch these two. At least I haven't noticed them practicing my signature yet.
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