Thursday, November 4, 2010

A pigsty

My sweet little girl. You are so talented and gorgeous and I love you deeply, but your room is such a pigsty. Really, come on. How can it possibly be that messy? It will take you over two days to clean it up. At least three baskets full of laundry, buckets of empty soda cans, trash, toys, home work, cookie wrappers.. It's just such a terrible mess that you no longer know where to start. I know you don't have the time to clean your room during the week, but when does it get so messed up??? You come home on Friday night and you leave again for school on Monday morning. I really don't see how you can clutter that room in just 2 days.. It makes me desperate and some years ago, we decided we were no longer going to clean up your room for you. It's your responsibility. You mess it up and you clean it up. You're not offended by us saying that and you think it's the right way, but you just don't get to it.

You're home from school for 1 week now. Plenty of time to get started and get it over with. I have some activities planned for us, but you won't join us until your room is tidy. So it's up to you sweetheart. Come on, turn on the music, open that window to let some fresh air in and roll up your sleeves. It'll be so much nicer to spend time in your room than it is now.

4 comments:

Upje said...

Oh, zo herkenbaar! Wij hadden vroeger ook altijd vreselijk rommelige kamers ... en ons ma haar truukje was idd ook om te zeggen dat we nergens naartoe mochten in de vakantie, voor die kamer opgeruimd was! Dus zaten wij de eerste dag van de vakantie allemaal zusterlijk tesamen onze kamers uit te mesten. Hahahaha!

Maar geloof me: ik voelde me altijd beter in een rommelige kamer dan in zo'n kraaknette! :D

Bittersweet said...

Oja, heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel herkenbaar, wees gerust. 't Zijn ook pubers en tot een zekere hoogte mogen ze wel sloddervossen, maar trop is teveel hè. En eigenlijk zijn ze dan wel supercontent eens het opgeruimd is hè. Kraaknet is zeker niet nodig, maar 't mag niet teveel schelen hè.

Anonymous said...

Mijn kinderen ruimden ook ieder trimester één keer op. De jongste dronk ice-tea en verzamelde ze. Hij maakte er iedere keer een piramide mee, en het was een hele grote zo om de 3 maanden.

Bittersweet said...

jouw kinderen mogen dat. Doen jouw kleinkinderen dat ook?