09 February 2012
snippet of motherhood: field notes from the trenches
Begin standoff - refuse to pick up oldest kid's clothes off the floor of bathroom; remind him to pick them up, as they are his. How long will it take to elicit action? Who will blink first?
Subject will kick them further away, but not actually pick them up...for 2 showers/2 days thus far...must stay strong & get tougher. Pull to have clean bathroom floor is overtaking.
Perhaps this is an excuse to go shopping for "laying down the law & not raising a slob" outfit/accessories.