What is the key to inspiring the children to do a complete job in their chores?
Now I'm not asking for a perfect job. In fact I think my standards are pretty realistic with regards to their respective ages. This is what I'm talking about...
- When taking out the trash, is it OK to leave the dirty tissues on the floor that were next to the trash can?
- When cleaning one's bedroom, is that pile of ...(self-control moment here) stuff next to the bed supposed to be there or in the storage locations provided by a loving mother?
- When caring for the animals, does giving them water imply clean water?
- When cleaning the basement, is it OK to push everything off to the edges in a little toy/trash berm at the bottom of the walls?
We've lost our cool, taken away privileges, cleaned their rooms with trash bags, and tried not to let it bother us. We haven't been too successful at that last one. Is there a grand tip that I'm missing? Or do we go over that Bible Study on diligence one more time?!