I have a 12 yrold who has to be reminded that he is a part of this family and therefore needs to pitch in with chores, not add to them by dropping towels in dustbins and plates in toilet sinks, thankfully not toilet bowls! He is after all my boy, a master in the art of absentmindedness, something in which i excel in!He does what he is told to do, the key word emphasised here is told.
So what do you do when the above mentioned 12 yrold breezes into your room, and asks:: "Can I vacuum my room?"
You try not to fall. You do not pinch yourself to see if you are sleeping. You do not look at him suspiciously, trying to figure out a hidden plot.
But you very calmly say, "Yes, you can,..." in just the right tone, else he realises his mistake.
After 10 minutes, the same 12 yrold says:: "There i've cleaned my room."
What do i do?
I empty my luck quota for the whole month, and milk the opportunity. I say, ' How about doing the whole house?"
He says yes!
and does it well too, even the balcony. Throws the trash too...
The result is:
I think it will snow here in Dubai.
I realise that he has used his study time (he has his final exams going on) for an unscheduled long break
I wish they have exams all year through :p
He is a sweetheart, because i do have a clean house
I'm still searching for my house slippers.
Happy weekend, folks :)