This week has kicked my bottom. We started school, on my oldest daughter’s 16th birthday. Aaaannnnd she started her first job. At 8 A.M. that morning. Aaannnnddd I had to be at a grocery co-op at 8 A.M. that morning. And birthday dinner that night.
So. I’m one tired Mama. I survived! We’ve had a great week, but I’m sorry that I haven’t touched my computer much. But I did want to share this fun tip for encouraging your teen to “Clean your room!”
Please tell me we’re not the only family whose girls can turn a room into a disaster zone in less than 48 hours? And they seem to enjoy their nest like this, but it drives this Mama *crazy*. “Please clean up your room,” does no good. Somehow they hear an implied “eventually,” and there are too many other fun things to do first. The room sort of fades out of the memory banks.
So I came up with an effective approach to communicate my priorities. Behold:
The “Clean it” screensaver with reminder post it note.
And it worked. Tell me your favorite kid cleaning tips in the comments!