Sue G in PA Posted February 15, 2008 Share Posted February 15, 2008 Okay, so this is all probably my wacky, 7mos. pregnant hormones, but I'm seriously sick of doing everything myself. If I want something done and done right, it's up to me. Dh does help (a little), but his tolerance for "clutter and mess" is WAY higher than mine. He'd be happy stepping over trash and toys and clothes and books for weeks while I can't live like that. My dc have steadily been "slipping" in the responsibility dept. Using Handipoints for chore organization worked for about 2 wks before the novelty wore off and we're back to nothing getting done. THey want the points/rewards but don't want to do the work (sound familiar?). I declared a mommy strike this evening after finding my ds5 and 6's room completely trashed (I mean I couldn't walk in the door and to the bed to kiss them goodnight trashed), boys bathroom STILL not cleaned after 3 days of reminding them to clean it (ds8 and 9, that is), dd11 and dd2's room same as dd5 and 6. I print the chore chart out, remind them to look at it, remind them to do xyz before they can watch tv, play games, etc. but they are content to just fool around. Anybody want to join me in my strike? I declared that I wouldn't lift a finger to do one single thing around here until they started pitching in w/ a good attitude. Of course, I'm shooting myself in the foot b/c I won't be able to live here if it gets too messy...and like I said...dh has a much higher tolerance. He won't be of much help in this one! Rant over...must go to bed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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