Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sometimes I get so irritated saying the same things over and over to my kids. I promise, I have asked them to put their dishes in the dishwasher no less than 65 times. In the past month, they are averaging 1% (if I'm being generous) of successfully putting their dishes into the dishwasher when they're finished eating. It's not hard. They are 12, 10, and 7. They can definitely handle it. Actually, the 2-year old puts her dirty dishes in the dishwasher more often than her older siblings do! It's plain ridiculous!
Also, I have discovered their lack of teeth brushing this summer. During the school year, they are on a schedule where teeth brushing is part of the routine. Since school let out, I think I've had to tell them almost every time to brush their teeth. They will not do it without being told. Imagine, middle schoolers not brushing their teeth? Again, plain ridiculous! I wonder how long they would actually go if I didn't say anything? I make the boys get up out of bed all the time to brush their teeth. You think they'd eventually catch on. Hubby made Son #2 get out of the car Sunday morning because he didn't brush his teeth before church. Everyone had to wait while he went back in to finish the chore. And it's so obvious when they don't. #2 especially has a serious halitosis problem. When he doesn't brush, everyone on the block knows. How long is a mother expected to tell her tweens to brush their teeth! Again, their baby sister does it all the time without being told! I'm sick of it!
Ahhh, thanks! No, my problem isn't solved but I feel better getting to pawn some of it off on you! Now it's your turn. Let me have it!!!