To battle the sense of entitlement these kids are acquiring, and to build some work ethic, we've assigned the kids chores. Among other things; Schatz is in charge of setting and clearing the table. Maura washes the dishes. Feeding the dog has become an unpopular task.
Me: Schatz, please feed Lucy.
Schatz: I have to feed her AGAIN!?!
Me: Yes, you have to feed her again.
Schatz: But I just fed her last night!!
Me: I just fed you last night.
Me: Are you hungry for your breakfast?
Me: Well, sweetie, Lucy's hungry for her breakfast, too.
Schatz (Stomping to the pantry): I have to do EVERYTHING around here! (under her breath) I have GOT to get to college so I can stop being the MAID!
This Ham is NOT Burned!
5 months ago