As many of you correctly guessed from my last post, all boys went to bed without doing what I had asked. The daddy even came downstairs, sat on the chair, surrounded by the things I asked him to pick up, watched a little TV, then went to bed. The teenager did not make another appearance downstairs. As the daddy drifted off to sleep, I began to yell! He pretended he was asleep and I stormed out to the couch. That was that!
The next morning, the daddy got up an angrily started to straighten the family room, throwing things loudly to where they belong. He then left for work without a word to me. Now here's where I have a problem....why did he have a right to be mad?? I am the one with all the "mad" rights. Later he told me he "forgot". I can understand that he may have forgotten while he was working upstairs, but when he descended the stairs and saw the mess was still there, shouldn't that have jogged his memory?? Sometimes I think that forgetting things is very convenient. I might try it sometime. "I forgot it was dinner time."
I told the teenager that it hurt my feelings when I ask him to do things and he ignores it. I may not be so ready to let him hang out at his friends this weekend, or pick him up at school when he doesn't feel like walking. He ended up putting a load of dishes in, saying he'd put in another load when they were finished. He didn't. They will be waiting for him after school.
Ooooo....I was the mean, mean momma yesterday! I hope things will get better today.