Having trouble getting your kids to clean their rooms?
I won’t even show you what my five year olds bedroom looks like.
Well, okay… maybe I will.
We do encourage lazy mom confessions here on our blog, so I guess I should show you. It’s my duty. My duty to encourage you all to confess your mom shortcomings so we can all feel like better moms as a whole.
Every one take a deep breath in…. and let it out…..
Don’t you feel like a better mom already?
So here. Here’s what my daughter’s room looks like….
Yup. It’s disastrous.
So last night my husband says to my five year old daughter, “Go clean your room.”
To which she broke down into tears and said, “I NEED HELP!”
To which he said, “Who made the mess?!”
To which she said, “Me! But I still need help!”
To which I decided to step in.
(side note: I’m not picking on my husband… I’ve had the same conversation with my girl a hundred times, he just happened to be the one to say it last night).
So I said to my girl, “Honey, here’s what I want you to do. Go pick up five toys off your floor, put them where they belong and when you do that, come back.”
She scampered off. Got her five things put away and reappeared moments later.
“Okay. Now, go pick up five stuffed animals and put them where they belong.”
A few minutes later, she stood in front of me with a smile, “What now, Mama?!”
Now it was a game. She was happy and we were happy because her room was starting to get clean.
I kept giving her five things to go pick up and put away… trash… baby dolls… dirty clothes… etc.
Worked like a charm.
So… having trouble getting your kids to clean their rooms? Try it. Tell me if it works for you in the comments area below. Or tell me your ideas of how to get your kids rooms clean. I’d love to hear them!