Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Shot Through the Heart

So, yesterday I had a stellar Mommy moment.  Why does the playroom stress me out so badly?!?  I think it's because when I come downstairs to find every single toy that we own strewn out on the floor, it makes me think that my kids are too spoiled and don't appreciate what they have.  I hollered and threatened.  I pretty much banished them from everything other than breathing: no friends, no TV, no computer, no food, no love.  (Just kidding on the last two.)  

They cleaned up for a while, then we ate dinner and had Family Home Evening.  Then, they went to bed.  Even though I didn't yell it this time, I lovingly reminded them that they were to have no enjoyment until the playroom was clean no matter how many days it took.  When we woke up this morning, I asked Greg to wake Austin and have him get dressed while I made breakfast.  Greg came back into the room after about 30 seconds to announce that Austin was completely ready for school and was working on the toys in the basement.  

Yes, I believe that I'll have Cheerios with a huge side of guilt for breakfast.  

Sweet boy.

6 comments:

Alexie said...

I should have told you yesterday but I forgot- Macy DID clean uo before she played after school. But the kids went downstairs and played later.

Jackie said...

He is a sweet boy. I enjoyed having him over yesterday afternoon. He was great! He needs to come over more often. He seems likes he's grown up so much this past year.

Kim and Brian said...

Ahh, I love it when my kids do things like that. So sweet!!

Elizabeth said...

That is so awesome. He is such a great kid.

Jen-ben said...

OH I love him...and I love that your having cheerios with you guilt, maybe I should try that!

Cherise Davies said...

AWE!! :) What a sweetie!