Clean Your Room!!!

Sam - posted on 08/14/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Alright so I'm sick of cleaning my daughters rooms... well actually I'm sick of telling them to clean their rooms and than doing it for them. They are only 4 1/2 and 3 1/2 years old but I'm not asking much just the toys into the toy box and dirty clothing into the hamper. I told them they couldn't do anything fun (ie: park, fair, lake, pool) until the rooms were done... LOL now I haven't left the house in 6 days and I'm going crazy! I have stopped harassing them; other than 'the fair is happening to day better clean your rooms if you want to gooo'. I don't want to use food as a reward (that's a hole other story). I have cleaned my room 2 times a day for the past 6 days saying 'girls come see how clean my room is. Now mommy gets to go to the fair!'. I think the main problem is that they are so close in age and personality they are like twins. They are constantly entertained by each other and couldn't really give a crap if they were at the fair or not. I just want to leave the house but I can't give in, eventually they will want to go somewhere right? I suppose I should change it to something in the house, like no movies/bikes/bubble bath? Thanks for reading... had to blow some steam.

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Chrystal - posted on 08/14/2010

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Haha, i have the same problem. Except my 15 month old will actually start putting toys away but my 4 and a half year old wont pick up anything he takes out. Including the things in the living room hes not supposed to be touching or playing with. I would suggest no tv/movies and see if theres a change. If not, add another punishment, until finally they will have to clean up in order to have any fun. :]

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