I need a vacation!!!

Aaaaand so I’m taking one.   We are going on a short 3 day vacay starting tomorrow so I won’t be around for the next few days.  Lots of relaxing, swimming, reading, hiking, knitting, and just general playing around is in our immediate future and I can’t wait! 

I just wanted to update you on the household chore thing:  something seems to have clicked in my brain.  Whereas before it was almost hard to ask my kids to do things, but now I just TELL them (in a nice way) that I need help with xyz, and lo and behold, they help!  Sometimes it takes a wee bit of prodding, but for the most part they haven’t given me any flack about it.  Just today I told my 12 year old son that his room had to be cleaned before bedtime, or else Mr. Nintendo DS would go into timeout for a week.  I told him at 2pm, and the room was clean(ish) by 8:30.  Of course he started at like 7:30, but I didn’t nag him – I was totally prepared to repossess the Nintendo DS, but I’m glad I didn’t have to. 

Okay, well I still have tons of laundry to do before we leave tomorrow, so I better get to it.  Have a good week and don’t forget to enter the applesauce giveaway!  🙂

2 thoughts on “I need a vacation!!!

  1. That’s so great to hear about the kids. Keep it up, Supermom! And do you know how happy it makes me to see you list knitting on your vacay activities?

  2. Hope it’s a great vacay Jill. Your chore posts have got me thinking. It’s time I get my kids going on helping around the house. I know they would, if only I’d ask (tell).

    TTY when you get back!

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