I have a great family. I love them all very much and am very thankful for them all. There is my disclaimer.
Now for the topic at hand. Every now and then I just want to throw my hands up and say Enough, I give up, I quit, I can't do it anymore, it isn't working anyway! Well, today is one of those days.
I have been saying things all day that I know I must have said a thousand times before. Will they ever listen? Will everything always go in one ear and out the other?
~Clean your messes.
~Pick up after yourself as you go.
~Don't start the next thing until you've cleaned up the last.
~Did you finish your chores? Then why did you quit and go upstairs and play?
~Are you finished with your schoolwork? You can't find your book. That's not an excuse to call it quits and go play. Find your book!
~Don't step on that, pick it up and put it away.
~Don't ask me ten questions while I'm reading something or helping someone else. Go on to the next thing that you can do without me and I will help you when I'm finished with this.
~Don't tell me you don't know unless you've actually thought about it first!
And the list goes on and on and on.......(Picture me pulling my hair out and running around the house screaming at the top of my lungs, not physically mind you, but definitely mentally.) (Okay, truthfully I did just yell "STOP IT" to the kid who was singing Amazing Grace at the top of his lungs into the fan!)
So, I guess it's time for a family overhaul. The plan at the moment is to redo our schedule and make it a rigid one until everyone is making a consistent effort and assigning punishment chores. I'll let you know how it works. Guess there will be a family pow-pow in the Wetzel household this evening.
I do feel better now that I have vented, though.