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homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" Well shit, I guess I have 2 full time jobs then :wink:"


Seriously. On Mondays when I work, I come home and do nothing. I'd be a failure as a human if I tried to work outside of my home.

Sloth clusterfuck, LA, Sri Lanka 106788 posts
status 2nd Jan '13
Quoting the grace life:" Elves? I'm way jealous. I just make my heathens do the work."


is?RTtRsVBF4dMlMhKDYMrxewvFDGAd7siVP5u5kThis little f****r is scrubbing the bathroom for me today

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" This little f****r is scrubbing the bathroom for me today"


You missed it. Bummer.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting the grace life:" Scrubbing windows before it is even daylight. "


Withholding pants until she does her chores. Excellent way to do it :lol:

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting the grace life:" Scrubbing windows before it is even daylight. "


My 4 year old likes to help me with the dishes.



I wish she would be more interested in cleaning her room.



She is going through this: "I don't know how to do it by myself phase."



It's driving me nuts!

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Thisperyears:" Withholding pants until she does her chores. Excellent way to do it :lol:"


You want pants? You have to earn pants in this house.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Drippy Hairymuff:" My 4 year old likes to help me with the dishes. I wish she would be more interested in cleaning her ... [snip!] ... in cleaning her room. She is going through this: "I don't know how to do it by myself phase." It's driving me nuts!"


K is always telling me, "But mom it is so hard..." :roll:

Sloth clusterfuck, LA, Sri Lanka 106788 posts
status 2nd Jan '13
Quoting Drippy Hairymuff:" I guess I have just heard too many horror stories with sitters and don't trust them the way I should. ... [snip!] ... my kids. I guess I should have added it isn't just about the morals, and one on one time, but also about the safety as well. "


Well, that IS scary.

But that is the chance you take when having a 15 yo care for your kids.

I am fortunate enough to have a private facility with all workers having experience in rasing children (not "babysitting") they are all CPR certified as well as First Aid certified. More than 3 of them have their ECE's as well.

I was able to check the state website to view their inspections and any resports made about the facility.

That is the difference between having a teenager watch your child and a professional.

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting the grace life:" K is always telling me, "But mom it is so hard..." :roll:"


Yea, I get that too.



I usually tell her that if it's easy to make the mess, it's easy to clean it.

Sloth clusterfuck, LA, Sri Lanka 106788 posts
status 2nd Jan '13
Quoting the grace life:" Scrubbing windows before it is even daylight. "


:shock:

Teach me your ways :o

Ash has the same panties :lol:

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Drippy Hairymuff:" Yea, I get that too. I usually tell her that if it's easy to make the mess, it's easy to clean it."


That is what I say. Plus, if she doesn't earn her checkmarks on her chart, she can't play her leap pad or watch a cartoon....pretty much solves that problem. :lol:

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" Well, that IS scary. But that is the chance you take when having a 15 yo care for your kids. ... [snip!] ... any resports made about the facility. That is the difference between having a teenager watch your child and a professional."


That's great.



If I were to go back to work, and do the daycare thing it would cost me more money in daycare and gas then I would actually make.



I am genuinely sorry about my original comment though. I promise I did not mean for it to come out the way it did. For some reason today I can't put words the right way.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" :shock: Teach me your ways :o Ash has the same panties :lol:"


I beat them with the Bible until they listen. 8)




I thought you knew how we Christians worked?

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting the grace life:" That is what I say. Plus, if she doesn't earn her checkmarks on her chart, she can't play her leap pad or watch a cartoon....pretty much solves that problem. :lol:"


LOL. I have tried the check mark system. It doesn't work on Alyssa. Sometimes I have to get mean and threaten to throw toys away. This child is stubborn. And what's worse is I don't know is she gets it from me, or her dad.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Drippy Hairymuff:" LOL. I have tried the check mark system. It doesn't work on Alyssa. Sometimes I have to get mean and ... [snip!] ... and threaten to throw toys away. This child is stubborn. And what's worse is I don't know is she gets it from me, or her dad. "


lol. We take toys away if they don't clean them up before bed. I don't play that game.




Geesh, I sound so mean. :lol: