A. they are not toys, and they are NOT something which they are just entitled to.
B. We didn't like their attitudes!!
C. Their cousin was texting while going down stairs recently, and fell and broke his leg. He had to have surgery and has two pins in his leg.
D. They have been (progressively) textiing TOO MUCH.
So....technology lockdown for a while (to coin Holly's phrase, which I love!!)
Clay then asks me if he cleans his room, if he could have "his" cell phone back. Now, you might be thinking, "well, that's not really fair - Paige is cleaning the whole house and Clay only has to clean one room?" My answer to that is that you haven't seen his room. Trust me, it's fair.
I can only assume that my darling boy isn't really interested in having his our cell phone returned because I found him just staring out his window. Not cleaning. And, by the way, I think that even from the very small corner of his room which is visible in this photo you get an idea of what his room looks like. I have been asking him to clean it all week, month, year. That's OK....I'll go "clean" it myself tomorrow - with a Hefty bag and a box for Goodwill. My philosophy is that if it is sooooo messy that the poor child cannot manage to clean it, he obviously has too many belongings, and it is time to PURGE!!!
A mother's work is never done.