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.