We are a set of the crueler parents out there. We make our kids say please and thank you. We make them use ma’am and sir (which gets mixed reactions, especially in the north). We make Reagan do chores. Oh. my. gosh.
You would think we’ve asked her to calculate the value of ∏ out to the 32nd place. Hardly. She has morning chores and evening chores. They are written down on a chart in her room and she marks them off each day. These chores do not change on a daily basis. These chores are neither physically or mentally demanding. But somehow these chores either do not get done or it takes for freaking ever to do them.
You may remember that I’ve written before about our issues with time management and the lack of ability to stay focused for lengthy amounts of time. Now we’re dealing with laziness. I walked by Reagan’s room tonight and she had fallen asleep reading…on top of her comforter. I told Du and he said, “oh yeah…she told me earlier that she was going to start sleeping on top of her covers so she didn’t have to make her bed in the morning.” Wha?! That is some professional laziness right there. I can only imagine what would happen if left to her own devices.
Wait. Maybe I shouldn’t poopoo this idea too quickly. If she doesn’t have to make her bed in the morning then that’s one less thing to take way too long to do. Chores might actually get done thirty minutes faster…hmm…