Power Struggle

During my shower today, Raisin emptied every drawer in her dresser onto the floor.  I tried not to overreact, because she said she was doing “a job like you, Mommy.”  A few weeks ago, I did go through all her stuff to pull out the things she’s outgrown.  I’m sure to her it looked like I just dumped everything on the floor, too.

Still, I’m trying to convince her that she who makes the mess must participate in the clean up.  So I gave her two drawers to pick up, while I did the rest.  She did the socks because I was standing right there, but her hair bows and barrettes are still scattered all over.  I told her she could come out of her room when she was finished.  I said that THREE HOURS AGO.  (I let her out for lunch.)

She’s not mad, and neither am I, so I guess we’ll just keep waiting each other out.   But I’ll be damned if she goes to bed tonight without that floor looking spotless.


About Grape

I've got the world's best kids and husband. Great house, steady job. I'm living the American dream. The trick is to appreciate it. I'm working on that part.
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