Starting tomorrow things are changing. The only chores I've asked my children since Friday after school was to pick up after themselves and for one of them to pick up the bathroom and the other one to clean their stairs leading up their bedroom. It's Saturday night and it's still not done. Also I cleaned my bedroom four days ago. Tonight I cleaned up my room again after they had hung out in my bedroom during the week and found over 35 items of theirs. Being in my room is a privilege not a right it is ending today/tomorrow. I need my privacy my one place I can be that is clean calming and relaxing. Also I made them their first chore list things have to change. Sincerely a fed up mother
Any advice ? I'm tired of being a housekeeper and slave to my seven and eight-year-old children.
EDIT: I HAD MY CHILDREN HELP ME WITH MY CHORES TODAY TO SEE WHAT ITS LIKE PICKING UP AFTER EVERYBODY. I LITERALLY HAVE A BOX FULL OF THEIR STUFF IVE PICKED UP FROM DOWNSTAIRS. THEY DID GREAT HELPING, ACTUALLY SEEMED HAPPY TO HELP. NOW HOW DO I "GIVE" THEIR STUFF BACK? A LITTLE AT A TIME? SHOULD I WAIT LONGER? THEY DID DO WELL TODAY.