I am tired of picking-up! I have been picking-up behind kids, husband, and animals for years now. My kids are now 4 & 3 and I am DONE!
We are enacting a new House Rule! If it is not cleaned up before bed, it is MINE! I will take the toy (no matter what it is) and give it to a kid that will take care of it while my kids watch! Toys are not appreciated around here and if they think that they are a given, they are 100% WRONG! My kids act very ungrateful and I am going to fix this!
I know that some parents would view this as harsh, but I am here to parent my kids and this is one step towards Trucker Turned Momma's sanity. Last night, the kids were instructed to clean up. Things were thrown in a corner and left. Items taken outside the family room were left. I went in to get ready for bed and there were 4 trucks on the floor of the bathroom. Guess someone had to take them in when he went potty. Take them in, take them out.....Just like at the campground!! We might not have any toys left by the end of summer, but I bet they will appreciate the ones they get at Christmas that much more!