Friday, March 14, 2014

The Tale Missing Pants

My kids have to take care of their own clothes. They put them away, put them in the hamper, and when it's time to do laundry they separate things out for me, and put things away when I have everything sorted. Isaak doesn't hang up his own shirts because he's not coordinated enough yet, and isn't tall enough to reach the hangers.

I went to set clothes out for Isaak, and noticed most of his pants were gone. They weren't in his drawers.

I looked in his hamper, and there were most of his pants.

I said, "Isaak why are all of your pants in the hamper?"

He said, "I just don't like putting them away Mom." At least he's honest.

I said, "Well son you're going to still have to put them away. Only you'll have to put them away all at once after I wash them." Little man is going to be doing some laundry this weekend to see what it takes to do it.

I have to say that Isaak is more difficult to punish than Mica is. Taking "things" away doesn't phase him. He'd be happy to find a rock and play with that instead of toys.

We have to be a little creative in our punishments.


Masshole Mommy said...

My youngest is the SAME way. I will take away something he really seems to care about when I need to punish him and he'll always say "I don't care" and go find something else to do. It's like nothing phases that kid.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

LOL yes at least he's honest. That will serve him well in the future!

mail4rosey said...

I think that'll do the trick, having him wash them. :) GL!

My kids are good about putting their dirty clothes where they go (usually) and putting their clean ones away. My husband is not. I'm thinking after all of this time, that's probably not going to improve any. ;)

Eat To Live said...

I remember when my Daughter used to do something like this. It made me so mad one day I just burned her clothes. Really!! Take that you rotten kid.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Ha ha, that's a creative way to get out of putting your laundry away.

I do the same thing. I wash the clothes, but they have to put them away and also put dirty clothes in the hamper.

~ Noelle said...

I still put Broxton's away... (I do Marcs too...) since I tend to do it while they are at school/work.

Catch My Words said...

Good luck with this one. It's a lot easier to do something yourself than to get a kid to do it.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Allison is a real pia when it comes to laundry. Her thing is "I don't like these clothes anymore, let's give them to Goodwill" in order to get out of her laundry chores. Yeah, like I have the money to keep replacing the clothes you are too lazy to put away lol.


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