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Subject: OT: Kid messes
Date Posted: 1/21/2011 6:31 PM ET
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This is our toy room and the two naughty children that distroyed it. LOL! I've been down with what I thought was going to be pneumonia and was hoping my DH would clean the toy room. He hasn't volunteered and is pretending it doesn't exist, so I guess I'll just get it over with. He owes me though! This is 2 days worth of destruction. *sigh*



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Date Posted: 1/21/2011 6:41 PM ET
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It looks like they had a lot of fun, lol! Can't you just pretend it doesn't exist, too? That's what I do with my teenage son's room. I make him keep his door shut and then I pretend like there really isn't a room at all right there. When the smell of funky socks starts wafting under the door, I make him clean it. ;-)

Date Posted: 1/21/2011 6:49 PM ET
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I think I'd call Merry Maids! lol

Date Posted: 1/21/2011 7:05 PM ET
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I always sat with my girls and we played clean-up. 

Date Posted: 1/21/2011 7:27 PM ET
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I always smacked mine with a horsewhip and he cleaned it right up. Or, you could try Letty's way, whatever works for you. :-D

Date Posted: 1/21/2011 7:45 PM ET
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The horse whip didn't make an appearence until my girls became teenagers!cheeky

Date Posted: 1/21/2011 7:54 PM ET
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LOL! Yes, I do pretend it doesn't exist most days...till it ends up this bad and then I break down and clean it up again. crying At the end of the night, I just stroll around the house and pick up all the stray toys and put them in that there empty laundry basket. Then I put the whole mess in the toy room and shut the door, pretending it's not there. LOL! That method suits us fine for a few days and then the mess is too hard to ignore for me.

Valli, that's funny. I have a 15 year old boy, but he has OCD like me so his room is super clean and tidy. His laundry basket, on the other hand is always full and smelly. LOL!

Merry Maids. *SIGH* Yes, they were my friends once. I was pregnant with my daughter and somehow convinced DH I needed them. Oh man, what a glorious few months that was! I was also working FT with crazy hours. I don't think I could get away with it now. broken heart

A horsewhip! Of course! devil

Date Posted: 1/21/2011 9:25 PM ET
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I always smacked mine with a horsewhip and he cleaned it right up.

I'll have to remember that when I have kids! smiley

 

Date Posted: 1/21/2011 11:13 PM ET
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I hung a poster on my son's room door that basically showed a disaster area and underneath it read " my room - love it or leave it" I didn't enter it for many months at a time. It was a great reminder and saved me and him many an altercation!!!

Date Posted: 1/22/2011 9:30 AM ET
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I always smacked mine with a horsewhip and he cleaned it right up. Or, you could try Letty's way, whatever works for you.

ROTFL! I love you, Valli!

Date Posted: 1/22/2011 10:34 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/22/2011 2:21 PM ET
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ROTFL! I love you, Valli!

 

Aw, I love you too, Genie! Can we pretend like we are hugging now? :-D

Date Posted: 1/27/2011 6:20 PM ET
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Linda's trick was to tell me that if I didn't clean up my room, she would do it for me. Not only did I not want her to know I had a copy of Harold Robbins' Carpetbagger under the bed, I sure didn't want her throwing away any of my treasures! surprise

Not much help right now, Kelly E. - this ploy wouldn't work on younger children ... it was only after I was in high school that this became a very effective threat!

Kelly P

 



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