The last few days I've had to remind them all to clean up after themselves. But this morning I was pleasantly surprised with No breakfast dishes on the table or in the sink. This is amazing progress! I couldn't be happier.
They are still having some trouble remembering to put away coats and backpacks. But one reminder of "Where does your coat/backpack belong?" and it's taken care of. Chores are also getting done mostly without reminders! Yeah!
I am happy to report that my little mess makers have realized the error of their ways. And I have realized the error of constantly doing for them. I was doing all of them a great disservice. I also realized that constant nagging/yelling is no fun for anyone and I'm hoping things will continue to run a little bit more smoothly everyday.
Pictures of my shame.
|Water bottle and Dunkin Donuts bag on livingroom floor|
|Sink and counter piled with dishes|
|Kitchen table. Not sure what is left on that plate|
|Dishes left on stove too. Yup that's french fries on that bowl.|
|Coats, snow suits, hats, mittens, and boots piled up in the bathroom.|