I know I’m a bad blogger who doesn’t do enough commenting elsewhere, but I need some crowd sourcing help.
M, it appears, will NOT clean her room. She says she is cleaning, but she plays. She is actively lying to our face about what she is doing. She tries to stall, asking for something specific to clean up first, then still goes and plays. She says something specific is put away when asked about it directly, when it is not.
We don’t have much time at home during the week where there isn’t something to be done. Getting ready to go for the day, eating dinner (don’t get me started about how long it takes her to eat), getting ready for bed. I know she wishes we had more time to play during the week, hell, we all do. However, keeping her room clean is her only chore, and she isn’t doing it. At nearly five, picking up her toys is something I know she can do, but lately it seems she just… can’t.
We’re thinking about seriously culling her toys. My MIL gives toys like they’re candy, for every holiday (the woman damn near gives out gifts for flag day), and we aren’t much better, but something has to give.