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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Laundry Lessons




You know what really frustrates me as a mother...washing clean laundry.. Laundry from last week's batch that my kid threw on the floor and instead of putting away... threw it in with the dirty clothes... My husband noticed eleven pair of pants belonging to my daughter..mind you, I wash laundry every weekend... So Dusty asked Kara, my youngest..."Kara, did you wear eleven pairs of pants this week?" Of course, she didn't. This has become a habit for my chore disabled kid... Yelling doesn't work.. Threatening her with early bedtime, no snacks, or anything for that matter just does not work... so Today, Kara is doing the laundry...ALL OF THE LAUNDRY...all eight loads of the laundry.. She is loading the washing machine and the dryer and folding and putting away EVERYONE'S laundry..and she is not having fun....
I told her no TV and no Radio until it's done.... there's a fun kid event tonight at church..if she's not done...you guessed it she cannot go.. So far she has gone to the bathroom seven times... can't stop laughing on this one. I've caught her laying on the couch twice...but she's getting it done.
I am hoping this is a lesson learned for her..to put away her clothes in the right spot not in the laundry basket....

5 comments:

Terry said...

Your A very good Mom
God Bless you !

Delia said...

I wish I had your will-power! Getting my 4 yr old to pick up anything turns into a yelling match!

Andrea said...

GO MOM...excellent lesson!!

ejmom said...

Good for you! That is exactly why my son does his own laundry. We was putting folded laundry into his hamper and I was sick of yelling at him about it!

Charmaine said...

That's a great idea!!

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