I could just kick myself for allowing my children more responsibility then what they are ready for. I forget that there are certain skills they must learn before moving to bigger things.
I made the mistake of allowing my kids to have too many toys at once and way too much space to play in.
After five years of parenting I decided that I want my floor, couch, coffee table, kitchen and basement free from kid’s clutter.
I just had it on one tiresome day. And we all know what those days feel like, don’t we?
I had to make some changes.
No more kids allowed or toys in basement. I boxed up 80% of all their things and put it in storage.
My six year old and five year old beg me to let them play downstairs. Angry eyes stare me down when I don’t let them.
I tell them that when they show me that they can pick up their toys in their room and put them where they belong, we will talk about having a play room in the basement.
My kids rooms are disasters, nothing is in its place, toys under bed, and clothes stuffed under dressers.
A matter of fact, my six year old son is mad at me, because I will not let him make a tent in our kitchen. He can make a tent in his room, but he has no place to set up chairs.
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Parenting can be a bit rough at times. With a little encouragement, we can all become better parents to the glory of God!