Annette - posted on 05/30/2012 ( 23 moms have responded )
I have 6 kids in my house and 3 of them ages 7,4,2 will NOT pick up their toys or books at all. I have taken them away, I have put them in time out, I have told them they can't play outside till their toys are picked up. Its like they don't even care! I have played games with them to get them to pick up their toys, I even tried bribing them to do it. I even pick up the toys with them and they do nothing and I do all the work. I am currently pregnant who just had surgery and I am not mobile to bend over and pick up everything. I can understand the 2 year old not picking up the toys, but the 7 year old just won't listen and either the 4 year old. I am not their real mother, I am their step mother and me and my husband have full custody of them while their mother has standard visitations. I know they undermined me due to their mom not liking me, but I can't do this anymore. I need help please!