Mom vs. daughter room-cleaning throwdown
Remember me, the mom who does everything for her kid because it's easier than fighting? When I stopped picking up my 8-year-old daughter's room, it got really bad. I'm pretty sure the dog peed on a pile of clothes by the beanbag chair, but who could tell?
But I stuck it out. I didn’t nag. I didn't pick up a thing for about a week. And -- this is sooo boring -- it worked. She cleaned up her room.
I think daddy-dear -- desperate to keep the peace -- may have picked up the pile of towels on the bathroom floor, but hey, isn't that a victory in itself?
One problem: It's been a couple of days and the clothes are piling up.
Here we go again.
-- Kelly Smith, Times mom