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homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60979 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.

.Enigma. clusterfuck, LA, Sri Lanka 107102 posts
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 TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60979 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 TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60979 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 TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60979 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:

.Enigma. clusterfuck, LA, Sri Lanka 107102 posts
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.

.Enigma. clusterfuck, LA, Sri Lanka 107102 posts
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 TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60979 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 TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60979 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 TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60979 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: