All right, I can't decide if I should get the smartest mom of the year award or if someone should call social services. I had a list of chores I needed to get done today but I so didn't feel like doing them. I had other things I wanted to do instead. So....I bribed the kids. Terrible, I know, but hold your comments till you read what I bribed them with. Because that was punishment enough.
I told Meghan and Noah that for every chore they did they could stay up an extra five minutes tonight. Holy smokes........talk about being eager to do chores. Seriously, I've never seen those two so willing to do chores. Usually these two will spend an hour trying to think of how to get out of doing them!
I mean seriously, they suddenly have three hours of homework, and can't I see that they're starving? I wouldn't want them to starve to death would I? Because that would be child abuse and I could go to jail for that, did I know that? Don't I ever want to see them again? But wait! Before I go, they're pretty sure they have the Measles or the Mumps or maybe even Rubella? And shouldn't I take their temperature just to make sure? And maybe they should have some pop, a Mister Freeze and some Tylenol before they do anything else? But oh they forgot! They were supposed to go to so and so's house and they can't be late because that would be rude and aren't I always telling them to not be rude? And thanks to the wonders of fresh air they're quite sure their Mumps (along with their Mister Freeze) will be gone by the time they reach so and so's house....What time should they be home for dinner?
Anyway, all joking aside, within 45 minutes of my bribe, my house was cleaned from top to bottom. Floors were swept and vacuumed, toilets cleaned, sinks cleaned, you name it it was done and done the way I like. The killer part is that they each earned an extra thirty minutes and I don't have to worry about cleaning my house tomorrow. It's a win win situation! Or so it would seem.....Because while my house may be all sparkly clean, it's 9:25 and my children are still up.
I think I'll go to bed!