Saturday, July 23, 2011

The battle

The scene: A seemingly peaceful three bedroom row house.
The conflict: Parents want rooms clean; Children don't.
The threat: Parents will take away toys.
The standoff: Youngest child refuses to clean, makes room even more messy (just in case parents thought that wasn't possible) and throws fits about everything. Child constantly whines about being hungry though she has been adequately fed and watered.
The Compromise: Mother sits on bed and directs cleaning.

Any of this familiar?

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