I have figured it out....I think.
I have been trying to figure out how to make my kids listen and behave and do what they're told....I finally figured it out. Today in taking them to babysitters house, they left their swimsuits on the table instead of grabbing them RIGHT after I said "get your swimsuits and put them in this bag and lets go." We get to sitter's and no swimsuits. Normally, I would say "guess you wont be swimming then" but since they also left the water on all night from watering plants....I decided something else should be in order. BUT WHAT you ask? I turned around and drove home to get said swimmy suits. Then LIGHTBULB! I tell the girls that they are going to start paying for the money they waste. So since I had to waste gas...they each have to give me $5 out of their piggy banks when we get home today. I obviously wont spend their money but I will put it up and make them think I'm using it. If they leave the water on then they will have to pay for that wasted water. If they don't eat their snack or dinner or whatever then they can pay for that too....ruining clothes (not ones they grow out of or something but like draw on them or whatever), toys, etc...they'll be broke today LOL! IDK if it'll work but I'm hoping they'll get the message. We'll see. Am I being too harsh?
I asked them if it sounded fair and they both said no so I guess maybe this will work.