I have been having this go around with hubby for months now. I have a SD and a SS and we have a 8 month old. We have been sick like all winter, both kids are in school so needless to say all kinds of new germs are coming in the house. Its a 'rule' in our house we wash up when we get home from being out in public, stores, ect.. The kids always fight me on it, or say they washed their hands when they didnt ect.. Its also a 'rule' we wash up after using the bathroom and before eating. I try to teach by example because I do these things anyways. I have been more attentive about the older kids doing it witht he baby in the house. BUT its also because they are just at that age where they should be doing these things. How can I make hubby step up and take on the role of disaplin. Im using the hand washing a example and has been a current issue going on in our household.
Ive tried the approach by just talking to him about it explaining my reasoning ect.. But he never keeps it up for long. He'll ask them when he remembers and the SS will say yes, but is telling a fib. And when I check to see if the sink is even wet (they use the sink in the bathroom, we use kitchen sink) and its not Im the bad guy.
#1. Im mom and I dont want my baby sick. So everyone is going to wash their hands.
#2. Im the one who has to then care for that sick baby
#3. Sure enough if baby gets sick, I get sick. -_- *sigh