Thursday, March 1, 2012

I would like to glue their mouths shut

Respect in my house seems to have hit an all-time low. Any and all requests for simple, every-day things, such as taking a shower, are met with resounding whines and miserable attitudes. Is it the age? Is 10 such a horrible age to be? I would love to be 10 again. To not have to pay bills or be bothered with adult crap. I would gladly forfeit all that responsibility....but these rotten creatures don't seem to get that. Time for a little social experiment.

This morning Richard and I decided that if the kids want to feel all entitled to the stuff they have and the things we do for them and act like turds, then the only way for them to learn a little humility is to see what it's like if we just disappeared.

It'll be like It's A Wonderful Life. Sort of.

Try living without Mom for a few days, kids...you might just want me back after all this is over.

So the rules are as follows:

They'll get a wake-up call in the morning, but that's about it. They are each responsible for getting themselves dressed, fed, making their school lunches, brushing their teeth, doing their laundry, doing their homework, taking showers, cleaning up after themselves, all without endless prompting and redirecting by yours truly. And I'm certain there are more things they won't get. Oh yeah, they don't work so they can't pay for the cable so it's going off.

TOUGH LOVE

I have no doubt they will end up at school at least once in their dirty pajamas without having showered or brushed their teeth. This could get ugly. I shutter to think what the bathroom will look like in a week.
But hopefully it works.

I should let their teachers in on this little plan so they don't call me when they suddenly have "that stinky kid" in their classes.

Let the games begin, little turds......

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