Tuesday night - doing battle with my eldest over the dishwasher never a truer word said...
My daughter only has 3 main jobs that she has to do - Practise her cornet, do some reading, and unload/load the dishwasher.
At the end of the school year, all the kids get tired and ratty and to be honest dont want to do anything job-related, but as was with the reasoning on giving Aimee the dishwasher job, i think kids need to do the boring jobs so that they learn that life isnt always sweetness and light, and so the dishwasher still needs to be done otherwise we will be eating off paper plates !
So Cornet practise was done, then the complaining starts......
I dont want to........... its your job
But its boring .............. it may be boring but boring jobs still have to be done
continued on in this fashion for 35 min - would loved to say that I was cool, calm, and collected but alas not... my arguement was if you spent less time complaining and using that time to get the job done you would have more play time
Any way in the end job was done....hooray!! so off to bed she went, forgetting that she had to make her bed,
Aimee: 'There arent any sheets up here'
Me: ' go downstairs and see in the dryer - thats what I was doing today, the boring jobs so you have clean sheets'
so she turned to me and said 'THATS AN EASY JOB ITS ONLY MOVING THEM FROM ONE MACHINE TO THE NEXT' !!!
I was laughing that much - all I could say was ' isnt that what doing the dishwasher is??'
Made me think though..... thats technically all I do all day...
School Run - Move kids from home to school
Washing - Move clothes from one machine to the other
Cleaning - Move dust from one area to the other
Cooking - Move food from one place to another
Even when I go to work...... I move paper from one place to another
so basically a stand off on ONE job summed up my day completely,
My name is Andrea and I am a SHUFFLER ..... ho hum .......