The lazy dog days of summer- or however that expression goes. All I know is I am grateful for our family economy system we have in place as otherwise I would totally live up to that saying and not do a thing- let alone have my kids do anything. And while that might sound nice for a day or two- it would ultimately lead to disaster and a lot of unhappy people.
On Tuesday Alex's job was to clean her closet. I went up to her room with her- knowing we needed to do more than just the closet as Alex is a hoarder. She loves putting things from all over the houses in purses and bags and adds them to the even growing collection in her room. We opened up the closet and began. Pulling things out, putting things in their correct place, even adding a few toys to the donate pile. Alex quickly fizzled out and I realized I was doing most of the work.
"Okay Alex, I am going to go get a basket for your ponies, while I am doing that put this pile of stuff in your drawer." I instructed.
I figured that would be easy enough. I headed down to the garage and got an empty pink basket, perfect for her ponies. I walked up to the room as soon as I entered she jumped, guilt clouding her face as she was dumping the pile back behind her drawing board.
"Miss! All you had to do was put in your drawer! What are you doing?"
We got the pile back out and put things were they belonged. I found some of her doll shoes and went to the long chest at the end of her bed to put the shoes away with the dolls. When I opened it I knew why she had previously been able to clean her room so quickly as needless to say there was a lot more than just dolls in the chest.
I sighed, closed the lid and declared her room clean.
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