Saturday, December 31, 2005

Either/Or



Either he's going to clean his room up or I'm going to practice child abuse with the belt or flyswat. 3 damned hours of asking, telling, and threatening are ENOUGH!!

I'm trying to convince him that if he starts with a clean room before his sisters and the Chick get here this evening, he'll have an excuse to insist that they help him clean it up before bedtime. As it is, there's not even room for them to play in there.

I hope I live long enough to see this child raised.

20 comments:

Holly said...

try taking all of his stuff away (anything distracting... games, toys, radio, tv) and sending him in there. if he comes out, send him back in. sometimes that's the only way i can get my kids to do anything... make the alternative more unpleasant than the chore.

Special K said...

Yeah! What Holly said! (Or a more thorough beatdown with the flyswatter might do the trick, too. Lady's choice.)

Sally said...

Oh, yeah I can relate; SERIOUSLY relate to days gone by!! And, my sis-in-law also.

She has threatened her son to take away all his toys. I told her that ain't gonna work - he's TWENTY SIX YEARS OLD FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!!! :)

Houston said...

I'm convinced that there's a special place in heaven for grandmother's who raise grandchildren.

Happy new year, sugah. God must love you at least as much as your friends and family. Seriously.

cas said...

Have a wonderful New Year - messy room and all.
Cas
He really is cute!

Brent said...

I hope you have a great New Year, Brenda! Thanks for being such a good blogger buddy!

Cindra said...

Happy New Year... did "he" make it to the New Year? Ya gots to luv them!

Joe said...

Happy New Year Grandma! Boy do I no where your comming from!!!!:-)

David said...

Just stopping by to catch up - did you get out for dinner? Which one? I can so identify with a kid who never cleans. My youngest was the same way and has never learned how. Drives me crazy - the neat freek I am.

wanda said...

Let me know what works. I can't get my ADULT son to clean his room either. I'm thinking that fly swat thing might not work too well for me. He'd probably take it away from me and I'd end up being the one swatted!

Tiff said...

Wow - sounds like our "everyday" room cleaning session around our house!

Mary Lou said...

Dr Phil had a lady on yesterday with the same problem. what she finally did was put everything that was left on the floor, into a big box, and then sold it all on ebay! then she sat them down and showed them the money she got and what they lost. They threw a fit, but she made her point. She made over 350.00 and then donated it to charity.

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