When your child has a friend over for a sleepover, or I guess even a playdate, are your kids generally just giant tornado mess makers? My son had a sleepover this weekend and the messes were beyond ridiculous. I kept telling my son to clean up this, clean up that, until finally I pulled him into the other room and just asked him why he felt the need to be so disrespectful to me and to our house by letting things get so out of control, and to please clean up. He did immediately after. I was just frustrated beyond belief. At the same time, I want him to have some fun with his friend and don't want to have it become just me harping on him left and right.
So for sleepovers and playdates, are you easier on them with cleaning up things? Do you let things slide a little? Or are rules rules and you stick to them no matter what? Also, do you insist that the friend pick up as well, or do you treat them as if they are a guest and are to be treated slightly differently?
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