Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I am done plotting.

I put a lot of thought into my punishment for my very inconsiderate children. I have divided up some stuff for them to do. I explained to the girls. that I am sick of being their maid, and I am sick of them just leaving everything for me to do. So here is what I came up with.

Amber is charge of the kitchen. She must do everything that I usually do. I told her that I expect the kitchen to be spotless when I get up every morning.

Nikki gets both of the living rooms. I expect the same out of her.

Now this might sound easy but, it will not be easy for them. Once they see how other people including their friends, treat the house they will begin to get pissed. Every time someone put a plate down and then just walks away, or when someone spills a drink,... well they are now responsible for it.

I am hoping that this will cause the girls to divide and conquer. Maybe if they get sick of cleaning up after everyone else they will start to get on everyone else to clean up after themselves.

I got some sleep last night so I am very happy about that. At one point last night I just started crying. I was so sore and so tired, but I still had stuff to do, so I could not sleep yet. I took a nice hot bath and just crashed. I do feel much better today.

Yesterday Amber went to the dentist and she is still sore today. Amber is in so much pain, and the sad thing is she has to go back next week and have the rest of it finished up!

My goal for today is to get some laundry done. I have been running around so much, and laundry was the last thing on my mind. Now I have stacks of it, so I need to try to play catch up.

Yesterday I was looking for one piece of paper. I knew right where I put it, but was it was no where to be found on the desk. O.K. now I am getting pissed. We have a huge old desk, how is it that I can't seem to find anything? So I went and got a shoe box. I searched through the desk and found every piece of paper that was mine. I am going to keep the box in the closet. The next time Rusty can't find something I am going to remind him that everything in and on the desk is his! I swear to you the man is a messy pack rat.

Oh well their is no reason to complain about it. I know where all of my stuff is, and that is all that really matters.

I need to go do my hair and go finish up the laundry. Rusty asked me to go down to base with him. I will go. I know it will be the last time I will get to see him until Saturday night. I hate these damn trips, but that is life.


Odd Mom Out said...

I hope they do realize what goes into all those chores that you always do. Good luck with it! And OUCH! about the dentist!

LIZ said...

I hope they realize how much work you do!!!

Melissa said...

glad u feel better

Nelishia said...

I hope this catches up with them major and they realize how much work you've had to do by yourself.

Why are teenagers, and most grownups that I've ran across recently, have this attitude that something is OWED to them just because they were born, this self entitlement behavior is disgusting in my opinion.

I hope they have to work their little hineys off.

Sorry about the dentist thing for her too though.

Small Footprints said...

I like your punishments ... although I actually see it as helping them to take responsibility for their actions. You are doing them a favor ... they'll grow up to be people who others want to be around ... instead of people who irritate others. Congrats on that.

Did you ever find your piece of paper?

BTW ... I hope you'll be celebrating Earth Hour 2009. :)

Small Footprints

a corgi said...

I told son here that we were going to switch Amber for him and he was going to go and live with you for a week; he said "no way". You go girl!! they should be responsible for things like that, I think I'll incorporate some of these things here for that son of mine too! thanks for the advice!!

I'm glad you got some sleep but sorry you were in pain; this cold weather doesn't help that either

ouch to poor Amber; never a good thing with dentists


Traci said...

Oh my. I just read the last two entries. I'm wondering how YOU are. Are you seeing the doctor soon? I want to know what is going on with your health. Noisy aren't I?!

Lori said...

I hope you are feeling better. I like the idea for the girls' punishment. It's smart. They will quickly see how it is to be on the other side, and hopefully it'll make them think in the future before they leave a mess behind for you.

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Hoping they do realize what goes into all those chores that you always do..glad to hear you're feel better

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