Clutter bug house
by Genevieve Lee
I have a family of five (mom, dad and three kids 2 girls, ages 12 & 9, one boy age 7). I am a full time college student and work part time on the weekends. My husband works retail full time.
We can never seem to agree on getting things tidied up around the house. So in turn the kids rebel not wanting to do the "dirty" work. My mother in law said it right when the kids see that mom and dad don't keep a straight house why should they! My initial thought was she should have also trained her son better in not being a slob, I gave up when I noticed he didn't care!!!
So, we have school papers, misc. toys in the living room, laundry in the hall and all over our rooms. The only time it gets renovated is when one of us is fumed about how things look, then we bite each others heads off. I feel like I'm the only one pushing to make things happen, it's frustrating. I've done everything chore list, allowance, alternating duties. NOTHING WORKS!!! Last resort is to light fire under feet....